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Chaste Tree (Vitex Negundo) 20+ seeds

Chaste Tree (Vitex Negundo) 20+ seeds
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GERMINATION INSTRUCTIONS
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A decidious Shrub growing to 3m by 3m at a medium rate.
It is in flower from September to October. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Insects.
Vitex negundo, commonly known as the five-leaved chaste tree, is a large aromatic shrub with quadrangular, densely whitish, tomentose branchlets. It is widely used in folk medicine, particularly in South and Southeast Asia.
It is in flower from September to October. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Insects.
The plant prefers light (sandy) and medium (loamy) soils, requires well-drained soil and can grow in nutritionally poor soil. The plant prefers acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It requires dry or moist soil.
Edible Uses: seed - occasionally used as a condiment, it is a pepper substitute. When washed to remove the bitterness it can be ground into a powder and used as a flour, though it is very much a famine food used only when all else fails. A tea is made from the roots and leaves.

Genus - Vitex
Species - Negundo
Common name - Chaste Tree
Pre-Treatment - Required
Hardiness zones - 6 - 8
Height - 10' / 3 m
Spread - 10'-12' / 3 - 4(12) m
Plant type - Shrub
Vegetation type - Deciduous
Exposure - Full Sun, Partial Sun
Growth rate - Fast
Soil PH - Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil type - Clay, loam, sand, well drained
Water requirements - Average
Landscape uses - Feature Plant, Foundation, Hedges, Mixed Border, Screening / Wind Break
Germination rate - 88%
Bloom season - Spring, Late Spring, Early Summer
Leaf / Flower color - Green / Purple

Useful Info
Germination1. Soak in warm water for 24 hours.
2. Cold/moist stratify for 90 days in moist vermiculite or sterile soil.
3. Sow vitex seeds indoors in a seed tray prepared with a layer of growing medium. Ideally, the medium should contain a combination of peat, perlite, and vermiculite. The seeds do not need direct sunlight to sprout, but they do require warmth. Be sure to keep the seeds away from drafts for 10 to 14 days.
4. Cover the seed tray with a layer of plastic wrap. The idea here is to maintain a moist environment, but be careful. The minute you notice sprouting beginning to occur, remove the plastic immediately. Otherwise, your tender seedlings may succumb to a form of fungal infection known as damp off.
-Place the newly sprouted seedlings in an area free of drafts where they will receive several hours of sunlight each day. If this is not possible, then you'll need to provide artificial light with plant lights, which can be found in garden supply centers.
-Thin out the sprouted seedlings from the seed tray after 3 to 4 weeks. Those that have reached 1 to 2 inches in height may be transferred into individual pots to mature before transplanting your new vitex plants into the garden.