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New Jersey Tea

New Jersey Tea

Ceanothus americanus

Featured Plant Category: Focal point, Pollinator Plants

Height: 2 to 3'

Container Size: 1 Gallon

Bloom Time: May to July

Bloom Color: White

Soil Moisture: Dry to Medium

Soil Type: Average, dry to medium, well-drained.

Light Requirements: Full sun to part shade

Hardiness Zone: 4,5,6,7,8

Other Names: Ceanothus americanus, Red Root, Mountain Sweet, Wild Snowball

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$24.99

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Description

New Jersey Tea (Ceanothus americanus) is a compact, dense, rounded shrub that typically reaches 2-3′ (sometimes 4′) tall with a 5′ spread. It grows naturally in prairies, dry open woods, and thickets. The dried leaves of New Jersey Tea were used as a tea substitute during the American Revolutionary War, hence the common name. The tiny, fragrant, white flowers bloom in dense, rounded clusters of 1-2″, attracting butterflies and other native pollinators. It is the larval host to the Spring Azure Butterfly (shown above) among others. Once the blooms are spent, a variety of birds feed on the seeds. New Jersey Tea is useful as a shrub border or as a shrubby groundcover for difficult areas such as dry, rocky slopes and banks. Its deep roots make it a perfect choice for any area that needs erosion control.


 

 

Additional information

Height

2 to 3'

Container Size

1 Gallon

Bloom Time

May to July

Bloom Color

White

Soil Moisture

Dry to Medium

Soil Type

Average, dry to medium, well-drained.

Light Requirements

Full sun to part shade

Hardiness Zone

4,5,6,7,8

Other Names

Ceanothus americanus, Red Root, Mountain Sweet, Wild Snowball

Shipping Information

We now ship from two locations!

Maryland – Our nursery in Maryland is perfectly located to serve the Eastern United States within a 2-3 day shipping window. You will receive the most reasonable shipping rates from our Maryland location if you live east of Ohio.

Illinois – Our nursery in Illinois is perfectly located to serve the Midwestern United states within a 2-3 day shipping window. You will receive the most reasonable shipping rates from our Illinois location if you live west of West Virginia.

Please Note: If you live between the two facilities, you can change the Ship From location on the Cart page to see which will give you better shipping rates.

Not all plants are offered at both locations. You can find more information on our products and packaging on the Shipping Information page.