General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 6a -23.3 °C (-10 °F) to -20.6 °C (-5 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Plant Height: 4 to 10 feet
Plant Spread: 4 to 8 feet
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Other: Palmate, grayish-green
Fruit: Showy
Other: Small round to oval drupes maturing to purplish-black
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Blue
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Wildlife Attractant: Butterflies
Pollinators: Various insects
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil

Common names
  • Chastetree
  • Chinese Chaste Tree
  • Huang Ping
  • Five-Leaved Chaste Tree
  • Horseshoe Vitex

Photo Gallery

Date: 2023-05-29

Date: 2023-05-29
Location: All pictures taken in/on my gardens/greenhouse/property
Date: 2011-09-01

Photo courtesy of Annie's Annuals and Perennials
Location: Allentown, Pennsylvania
Date: 2015-05-23
self-sows prolifically into our dry streambed
Location: Allentown, Pennsylvania
Date: 2015-08-08
Photo by clintbrown
Location: Allentown, Pennsylvania
Date: 2015-07-04

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