Vitex agnus-castus, second part

In previous post Donna's blog has left a comment that make me decided to do a second  second post with more images for vitex agnus-castus in situ, and include some information.

Vitex is cultivated in subtropical regions and is a native to the Mediterranean area, has beautiful lavender flowers thru late summer and a smooth aroma.

It can be often find naturalized as tall shrubs in mountains or cultivated as ornamental in gardens, like this matching color combination with lavandula dentata, in this open air terrace in a mountain lodge in in Northern of Mallorca, a place very much visited for its scenery and trails from the mountains to the coast.


Anonymous said…
Thanks for the call out. Also for showing more of the Vitex. I really like this plant and it looks great as planted in your images. What a great color and texture.
I like this plant. I have often thought about putting one in my garden. They are similar to the butterfly bush but these blooms are entirely upright. Lovely photos!
Nell Jean said…
Beautiful presentation. I plant Vitex instead of buddleia for the delight of butterflies because it is resistant to wire nematodes.

There are ancient ones in town here that are tree size. Do you prune yours to the ground every spring as they do in Texas, or let them grow on up?
Andrea said…
You got so very beautiful photos. We have Vitex negundo here in the tropics, cultivated as a medicinal plants. However its inflorescence is shorter than this and not as lovely for photos. Maybe that species of Vitex will also thrive with us.
Lovely! There's something about that periwinkle blue color! I love your photos--especially that last macro shot!
Anonymous said…
Lula, thanks for the extra information. I don't know this plant at all - it looks a little like perovskia but more refined. Gorgeous photos, as ever.
lula said…
Donna, Karin, Jill, Liz, thanks for your comments, I have been a little busy this week with a very interesting project in sustainable archotecture incorporating gardens ( will post soon about it) and did not have time to react. I have learned from you a word for a beautiful color: periwinkle, I love the color and the word! Indeed they were gogeous plants and flowers. Images were taken right after sunset. Nell they were not n my garden and I have never cultivate them, but I guess you can prune them as with lavander,with which they usually make good companions, such is the case.