Vitex trifolia 'Variegata' creates a wonderful hedge, screen, and border. It is commonly planted in mass but also makes a great specimen plant. Rapidly growing out of bounds as a shrub, Vitex should be used in a large space or where its weedy growth can be easily pruned, although pruning reduces the flower display.
Fertilize at planting time and each spring with either a timed-release product or a layer of compost. Trim Vitex in late winter to early spring. Thin out older canes to encourage new growth from the base. It blooms on new wood so prune before foliage emerges in the spring.