|Species:||Vitex agnus-castus L.|
|Italian common noun:||Agno Casto|
Origin: Mediterranean, Central Asia
Botanical characteristics: It is a large transient, bushy and erect shrub, with grey and young pubescent quadrangular branches. It has palmate compound leaves consisting of 5-7 ovate-lanceolate, pointed, shortly petiolate, aromatic leaflets, dark green above, grey-green below. Flowering in late summer, small lilac-purple, scented flowers, in terminal thin racemes, up to 20 cm long.
Agronomic and environmental characteristics: Characteristic component of the woods and riverbeds with oleander and tamarisk. It is widespread as cultivated plants. In any well-drained soil, in sunny location, protected from cold winds.
Use: It is used as a single plant in mixed hedge, leaning against a wall. Is for environmental restoration.
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