Vitex agnus-castus 'Salinas Pink'
Pink Chaste Tree
Vitex agnus-castus or Chaste Tree is a decidous small tree or large shrub native to southern Europe and western Asia. The five to seven leaflets are palmately arranged and aromatic when bruised. The plant is valued for it's showy terminal spikes of flowers which appear in sumer and are typically blue, lvender, or occasionally white. Pink flowered forms are uncommon and 'Salinas Pink' is perhaps the nicest. It was found in the garden of a Mrs. Salinas in San Antonio, Texas by plantsman Greg Grant. Plant Vitex in moist but well-drained soil in full sun. Vitex is a great substitute for Lilac in the Deep South.
USDA Hardiness Zone 7-9