An evergreen shrub from Australia with strong white variegation, and a small blue flower at the tips which are pretty, but not super showy. Easy to grow, get about 6′ – 8′ tall and 5′ wide or more with age. Has an upright habit. Sun or part shade. Makes a good fast-growing screen. Tolerates only a light frost.
To obtain an attractive, compact hedge, plant this shrub in full sun. Vitex also needs a well-drained, but moist, sandy soil. It is moderately drought tolerant and will endure some salt spray. Vitex is high maintenance in terms of pruning and should be fertilized twice a year.