Vitex Trifolia Purpurea
The Arabian Lilac is a fast growing evergreen shrub. This shrub likes full sun but can be in partial shade as well. It is also a drought tolerant shrub.
If there is a cold winter and it dies back a bit it will recover quickly in the spring.
The Arabian Lilac will grow up to 8 feet. It can be trained as a vine, small tree or trimmed as a shrub and kept as small as you like.
The Arabian Lilac has tiny purple flowers but it is the purple foliage that is so attractive. It tends to get deeper purple during the winter.
This description is based on our observations and research of this plant growing in our hot Arizona climate. We would love hearing from anyone who has any additional experience with this plant in Arizona.