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Round-leaf Vitex, Beach Vitex
Scientific Name: Vitex rotundifolia L. f.
Family: Verbenaceae
Round-leaf Vitex, Beach Vitex (Vitex  rotundifolia) Recommended Temperature Zone:
USDA: 8-10

Frost Tolerance: Hardy in Phoenix

Sun Exposure: Full sun

Origin: Hawaii, Pacific to Australia, Asia

Growth Habits: Rapidly spreading shrub, up to 18 inches (45 cm) tall

Watering Needs: Moderate to regular water.


This Vitex can be found on the Hawaian beaches at the tide line, forming extensive colonies. It has silvery aromatic leaves. Its flowers are short bluish purple spikes, about half an inch long, in summer, followed by 1/4 inch in diameter (6 mm) bluish-black fruits.
The species name "rotundifolia" comes from the Latine for "round-leaved".

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