If you are looking for a tough, shrub or small tree that attracts butterflies, bees and hummingbirds then a Vitex will suit your landscape. This versatile plant can be trained as a large shrub or small multi-trunked tree. Vitex grows best when planted in full sun and in a location that drains well. It will grow well in both acid and alkaline soils. It prospers in hot and dry environments. It is a spectacular butterfly-attracting plant and is deer resistant.