A species of tree-like shrubs of the genus Vitex of the family Yasnotkovye. A tree - like shrub with a height of 4-8 m . The whole plant is grayish from thick pressed hairs. The branches are brown, tetrahedral, with a pungent aroma. The root is taproot, well branched, with a large number of adventitious roots.
The leaves are large, green, opposite, palpatosyllabic on long petioles (up to 4 cm), consist of five to seven leaflets, without stipules. The leaves are narrow-lanceolate, sharp, whole-edged or sparsely toothed, matte, green on top, and grayish on the bottom from a thick short pubescence; length 5-10 cm.
The flowers are numerous, pale purple, double-edged, collected in thick intermittent paniculate-spike-shaped inflorescences on the tops of branches. The calyx is five-membered, compound-leaved, has a tubular shape, three times shorter than the broom, up to 9 mm long. Four stamens, protruding high above the corolla. The color of the corolla is pale blue.
The fruit is a black, dry four-nosed spherical drupe with a diameter of 3-4 mm. Fruiting is annual, abundant. Blooms from June to the end of October, bears fruit in October - November.
It is undemanding to soils, grows on stony, sandy, loamy soils, salt-tolerant. It grows along the banks of rivers and ditches, along gullies, on the coast, forms small thickets. It is cultivated in gardens as an ornamental plant. Pollinated by insects, partial self-pollination is possible. Lives up to 55-62 years.