New Jersey Tea

Ceanothus americanus 


A compact, attractive shrub for sunny dry areas. Clusters of small white flowers appear in mid summer and mature into three-lobed brown seed capsules. The leaves were once used as a substitute for tea during the American Revolution and the large red roots were used in making a dye for wool. Attracts Butterflies and other pollinators. Drought tolerant.

  • Characteristics

    Type: Shrub

    Height: 2-3 Feet

    Blooms: June to July

    Bloom Colour: White

  • Growth Conditions

    Light: Full Sun to Part Shade

    Soil: Dry, Sandy/Gravel & Average Soil

    Habitat: Open Dry Woods, Prairies, Barrens & Hillsides

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