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Vitex rotundifolia /Beach Vitex

Vitex rotundifolia   / Vitex rotundifolia
Silvery-green foliage and smaller floral units than on the regular vitex
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Silvery-green foliage and smaller floral units than on the regular vitex

Seed and foliage

Close-up image of foliage, seeds, and a few blue flowers

Overview of a spreading shrub growing in a garden setting in East Texas

Foliage and seeds

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Scientific Name: Vitex rotundifolia
Common Name: Beach Vitex
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 6, 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: 5 - 10 feet
Bloom time: Summer
Flower color: Blue
Fruit present: Summer, Fall
Fruit color: Green, Black
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Dry
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Low
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
No
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Comments: This vitex produces handsome blue green foliage and blue flowers during the summer months. Provide full sunlight and a well drained soil. Although this plant is promoted for its ornamental qualities in the trade it is a highly invasive species along the coasts of North and South Carolina. There are strong promotional programs to destroy plants along the coasts.