Ceanothus americanus - New Jersey Tea
New Jersey Tea
Plant becomes covered with delicate, sweetly scented white flowers in early May. 4" deep green leaves tightly pack this compact spreading shrub. 'New Jersey Tea' is tough enough for rough landscape spots, but refined enough to use as a specimen or border planting in a more formal setting.
- Sweet flowers attract butterflies and hummingbirds
- Easy to grow and drought tolerant
- Dense, tight form make it small space friendly
- Yellow twigs are showy in the winter landscape
Prairies, glades, and dry open woods; Minnesota south to Texas and east to the Atlantic Ocean.
Map Credit: The Biota of North America
Map Key: Green (native), Teal (native, adventive), Blue (present), Yellow (present & rare), Red (extinct)
Leaves were used as a tea substitute during Revolutionary War.
Grows well in dry to average moisture soil.