Botanical name: Vitex agnus-castus
Vitex agnus-castus is a shrub belonging to the family of the Verbenaceae.
Commonly called "pepper of the monks", the Chaste tree can reach a height of 5-6 meters and is characterized by the presence of a lanceolate foliage, which turns into spring with the appearance of purple-lilac panniculus inflorescences. If left on the plant, these lead to the development of black berries from very strong flavor.
The leaves of ’ Chaste tree exude also a parparticular aroma pleasing to bees and butterflies.