New Jersey Tea (Ceanothus americanus)


Sold in 10″ (3 gal) pots
: Full sun to part shade
Moisture: Dry to medium
Bloom Time: May to July
Height x spread: 3-4 ft x 3-4 ft
Flower: Showy, Fragrant, white snowballs
Tolerate: Drought, dry soil, shallow-rocky soil, black walnut, road salt
Attracts: Butterflies, moths, bees, deer, rabbits, wild turkey, bobwhite quail
Other: Erosion control use/slopes

New Jersey Tea is a low-growing shrub with a rounded crown and typically grows to 3 feet tall and 5 feet wide. In early summer, it is covered with fragrant clusters of creamy white flowers. It grows best in well-drained sandy loam or rocky soils in full sun to partial shade. It is drought tolerant once established and tolerates road salt. The name New Jersey Tea was coined during the American Revolution because its leaves were used as a substitute for imported tea. A good companion plant to Butterfly Milkweed’s striking orange color.

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