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Nirgundi (Vitex negundo) potted tree, organic

(3 customer reviews)

$15.00$40.00

Family: Vervain (Verbenaceae)

Hardy to Zones 6 to 9

(Huang-jing-zi, Cut-Leaf Chaste Tree) Native to China.  These are surprisingly hardy (hardier than V. agnus castus) and make a very handsome bush to small tree. These are considered top nectar producers for bees. The fruis are ground up in traditional medicine (Siddha, Ayurveda) and used as an aromatic spice and for treating digestive and menstrual disorders.  Wound healing, decongestant, monopause.  Prefers full sun and is not picky about soil, also quite drought tolerant.  Space trees 15 feet apart.

Potted tree, quart size, Certified Organically Grown

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  1. Joe O.

    Anyone else growing this?

    Joe O.

    I am growing one right now and potted it up to a 3 gallon soon after receiving. It looks a lot like cannabis and even has a very distinct aroma. Growing to use for Ayurveda formula. I was wondering if anyone else is growing this and if they are doing it as an annual or perennial. Curious what is going to happen.

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    • Richo Cech

      Admin Richo Cech

      Hi Joe,
      Yes, the Nirgundi are seedlings grown from seed harvested from our own trees. Thank you for taking good care of it, potting up to a larger container is a very good idea. They become woody trees and are grown as perennials. They do exceptionally well in a dry landscape.
      Richo

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    • Luba Kaplun (verified owner)

      This is such a lovely healthy plant. It took off immediately like a happy trusting baby growing by a day. How sensitive is it to replanting to a larger container (it sits in a 2 gallons fine ceramic pot now having given off 2 additional root baby shots already). Would it like clay, wood, resins, and what size? Do not have enough room in the garden for a forest :-).

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    • Richo Cech

      Admin Richo Cech

      Thanks for acknowledging the Nirgundi, I too find these to be really special, and my mature one in my yard gives me daily pleasure, and pleasures the bees, as well. These do fairly well in pots. A 3-gallon pot is sufficient to grow a flowering individual. In the fall, prune the tree back to about 24 inches. The next fall, prune it back to 26 inches, then next fall to 28 and so-on. In other words, every autumn, trim back to 2 inches above the old growth. Richo

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    • MartaS

      What if I have not ever pruned one and it is now 5 ft tall? Should I start now with 2 inches past last year’s growth?

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      I have never trimmed my nirgundi except to remove dead wood. They stay small in my experience and do not require pruning.

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