Vitex agnus-castus 'Rosea'
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Vitex agnus-castus 'Rosea'

hemp tree

  family lamiaceae 
  genus vitex 

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Genus  Vitex Species  agnus-castus Variety  Cultivar  Rosea Common names  chastetree   hemp tree Family  LAMIACEAE Specimen number  S11133 Data source  HtZn p180
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Woody perennial Life span  5 - 20 years Annual cycle  Depends on climate Stature  Shrub Growth form  Various Growth habit  Not applicable Overall height  20' Overall spread   
Sunshine  Full sun Water  Moist, well drained Optimal soil texture  Various Acceptable soil pH  Neutral USDA hardiness  USDA zones 07a-10b AHS heat zones  Heat zones 10-01 Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  yes Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes  Vitex agnus-castus 'Rosea' can survive cold winter nights that go as low as 0� Fahrenheit. Chaste tree (also known as hemp tree) needs summer days with high heat. This plant does best in full sun. It usually does best in moist, well drained soils.
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  no Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities   
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  Medicinal parts  Has medicinal uses  no Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes 
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  aromatic leaves and flowers Fragrance parts  Leaves   Flowers Fragrance intensity    Fragrance category    Dye parts  Dye color 
Propagule  Various Pollination method    Planting style    Crop spacing    Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period    Harvesting period    Frost tolerance    Heat requirement    Fertilizer  Typical Time to harvest 
Is edible  no Culinary uses  Nutritional value  Edible parts  Description of edible parts Flavor / texture 
Horticulture notes 
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes  Vitex agnus-castus 'Rosea' is a woody perennial. Flowers: Chaste tree (locally known in some parts as hemp tree) has long spikes of tiny flowers. Flowers begin in July and don't stop until October. The flowers are most often a pink color.

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Last reviewed November 01, 2004   


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