We feel so fortunate to be able to share Laceleaf Hemp Tree (Vitex negundo heterophylla aka Vitex agnus castus incisa). The Foliage on this Hardy Plant is Deeply Cut and Lacey....and very similar in appearance to a Laceleaf Japanese Maple Leaf (Acer palmatum dissectum)....but is a Lot easier to grow!!
A bit of plant culture...
Laceleaf Hemp is a Beautiful Addition to the Landscape. It is also a Useful Permaculture Herb that feeds multiple species of Wildlife!
The Laceleaf Hemp Tree is another plant listed as Sage or Chaste Tree, also members of the Vitex Family. Historically, the Laceleaf was used in the Hemp Production Industry in India and West Africa.
Vitex species have been a Traditional Medicine in the Orient for centuries, more often called Huaqng Ping. Multiple names apply to this same Valuable Tree..Chaste Berry, Wild Pepper, Monk's Pepper Tree, Indian Spice and Chaste Tree.
Some of the names indicate the uses through the centuries for Vitex. Early documentations from the 1400s indicate it was a well known herb even then!
All of the Vitex or Sage Trees we raise are highly fragrant and prolific bloomers that attract beneficial wildlife. The Honey Bees Love the blooms and the White Blooming Vitex is a nectar source for multiple Butterflies, including the Monarch.
All of the Vitex Sage Trees are easily pruned to shape into Bonsai plants and are highly sought in the Orient for this purpose. Vitex is also considered a highly valuable plant for medicinal and spiritual purposes. Each of our Vitex have been raised organically from plants that we have been growing for more than a decade.
Each of the Sage Trees have great charms, but this Laceleaf Hemp Tree has deeply cut lacy foliage of a grayish green color. In late spring, 6 to 8" spikes of Rose Lilac Lavender flowers attract the Bees, Butterflies, and Hummingbirds.
While this variety is hardy and easy to grow, it seems difficult to find. In the landscape, the Laceleaf grows 10 to 15' in it's zone. it does not get quite as large if used in Container Gardening. It is a Hardy Plant in USDA Zone 6a to 10.
Preparation and shipping...
All of our plants are Organically Grown.
The Laceleaf Hemp Vitex plants are currently growing in 9" Deep Pots and are well-rooted...Top Limbs vary in size, but average 12 to 20"...
The Laceleaf are currently providing a Beautiful Golden Glow in the Growing Area and will soon drop foliage for new growth around February.
Excess soil will be removed prior to shipping. The roots will be wrapped in dampened materials and encased in plastic for shipping.
Each plant bundle is clearly labeled with common and botanical name.
Other Herbs and Permaculture Plants are located at...
Other Sections of our Etsy Shop are at...
Shipping & policies
We ship in the Order of Paid Invoices...and while our goal is prompt shipment of all orders. However shipping delays can occur during period of High Sales (Spring Planting and Christmas) or due to periods of Severe Weather. We routinely do not ship some plants during the Heat of August. If in doubt as to the specific shipping date of the items you purchased, please send us a note!...
We welcome your messages or special requests. We attempt to respond to all messages promptly...sometimes, the response requires a bit of time to research.
Our Growing Philosophy....We propagate through seedlings, cuttings, and division of well-established plants. We do not use chemicals and allow the plant to establish root systems naturally. This may - or may not - create a smaller plant or a longer growing period than the 'Treated with Nitrogen' plants visible at Big Box Stores.
We do not grow hundreds of any one plant, but prefer to grow hundreds of different plants instead...Numbers of plants are often limited.
We offer many native varieties because we like them and strongly believe that the Heritage of Natives should be retained. We Never collect them from the wild. We grow them from cuttings or seeds from our own Garden and Property.
We ship with excess soil removed from the root system. The roots are wrapped in dampened materials and securely encased in plastic. Each plant is labeled as to the common and botanical names. We ship USPS. We have been using this method for more than 30 years and have found it to be highly reliable...
We routinely ship Plant Materials within the Continental USA. Alaska, Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands require additional shipping costs...and we will create a Designated Listing for your additional shipping and handling costs.
We can not replace or refund Plant, Seed or Cutting material that has been confiscated by a governmental agency...regardless of the reason. We can no longer maintain current information on State Regulations for Live Plant Shipment. It is the Buyer's Responsibility to know when a plant is considered "non-shippable" into their state.
Due to USDA regulations, we ship no plants, seeds, or cuttings to Hawaii.
You do not have to be home to receive your package as we do not require signatures. Neither do we mark the boxes with the contents because this gives the US Postal Service the option of non-delivery if no-one is home.
As soon as the plants have been packed and shipped, the buyer is provided with the Label or Tracking Number. we do follow tracking on our shipped items and consider the sale complete when the Tracking Information indicates the package/box was delivered safely by USPS.
Each Plant Sale is unique for us! Each is hand-inspected and hand-packed for shipment. We do not 'anticipate' shipping or purchase the Shipping Label in advance of Shipment. We carry each box to the United States Post Office for shipment to ensure prompt scanning and shipment...and routinely make trips to the Belton Post Office three days a week.
We are shipping a growing number of Fairy Garden Miniatures and Whimsey Internationally when requested. We have had great success with shipping to the United Kingdom, Iceland, France and Australia. Additional shipping costs may/are required.
Our goal is Assist in Growing Your Garden...as well as Ours!
Cultural Growing Information...Please ask us if you would like cultural or growing information and we will gladly respond electronically. We will happily oblige upon request ONLY! We do not include growing instructions or invoice in your shipment.
We accept Direct Checkout and PayPal payments.
Growing Consignments, including Quantity Purchases of a Species or Variety, are accepted upon availability. We will gladly create a Designated Listing for your specific plant requests. Full Advance Payment is necessary and Plant Grow Outs are normally based on six-month timelines, sometimes longer due to Adverse Weather Conditions.
Returns & exchanges
- Custom or personalized orders
- Perishable products (like food or flowers)
- Digital downloads
- Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
We strive to build Long-Term relationships...and sincerely hope you will join the ranks of our Repeat Clients.
Please contact us within 24 hours of arrival if your package is somehow damaged due to shipping. Photographic evidence of shipping damage to the plant is requested. We will send replacements when available, credit your account or refund your costs for plants that do not arrive in viable condition.
We find that we cannot be responsible for Replacement Plants under the following conditions:
• Lost or misplaced packages once USPS has scanned the package as delivered;
• Severe weather or Possible neglect by buyer
• Lack of experience or comprehension of the plant's need on buyer's part
• Failure to notify us of an issue within 24 hours upon receipt of Package
We want to be notified if you are unhappy with our plants in any way.
We can not provide refunds on non-plant or non-live materials such as Vintage, Fairy Garden Miniatures and Houses, or any of our craft items...Many/most are unique and Hand-crafted.
We Select, Package and Ship all of our Fairy Garden Whimsey Items with Care...and we trust the USPS to deliver the packages promptly and efficiently. To assist in this process, we always purchase tracking information and provide it to the buyer. Once the package has been delivered by USPS, we believe the transaction is complete.
PLANT CONSIGNMENT OR QUANTITY GROW-OUT
We Gladly accept Consignments on Growing Out Larger numbers of Specific Plants with pre-payment. Time required for Grow-out varies with the plant and the season. We will gladly root out our Antique Roses upon Consignment...
We welcome the opportunity to Assist you in creating a Special Garden!