Southern Gardening: Chastetree brings beautiful blooms, color
The Chastetree has begun flowering, and its brilliant blooms are causing many to stop and take notice.
The native range of Chastetree is the low woodlands of southern Europe and western Asia. It was first introduced to the United States by settlers in the 1500s. Known botanically as Vitex agnus-castus, the name dates back to ancient Greece, when Athenian woman lined their beds with the leaves during the feast of Ceres. It also known as chasteberry and monks pepper.