Arabian Lilac - Vitex trifolia purpurea
Arabian Lilac is one spectacular plant. Related to our familiar Chaste Bush, it's bigger, tougher, purpler and very fragrant. It grows quickly into a 10' shrub with purple foliage and clusters of lavender blooms spring through fall.
Native to the Pacific Islands, this showy shrub is uncommon the U.S, but easy to grow. It makes a a spectacular hedge, takes well to pruning. It will spill down a hillside and is great for taming embankments. Tough enough for a freeway and pretty enough for a garden.
Arabian Lilac thrives in full sun or part shade and well-drained soil. It appreciates regular water but is drought-tolerant. Happy anywhere in zones 9-10.
This rewarding plant is easy to grow. It even has fragrant leaves!