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Ceanothus americanus

Ceanothus americanus - New Jersey Tea

More About Ceanothus americanus

  • Clusters of tiny fragrant white flowers
  • Medium to dark green leaves are gray and hairy on the undersides
  • New twigs are yellow and provide winter interest
  • Compact, dense, rounded shrub
  • Bloom Time: June to August

Interesting Notes:

Native to Ontario,Quebec and mid to eastern U.S.A

During the American Revolution, dried Ceanothus leaves were used as a tea substitute.

Zone:

4

Height:

100-125 cm

Spread:

100-125 cm

Colour:

White
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New Jersey Tea Growing and Maintenance Tips

Plant in a well-drained soil, in full sun to partial shade. Deep tree-like roots make this selection drought tolerant but difficult to move once established. 


Ceanothus americanus Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Hummingbirds
Attracts Hummingbirds
Cut Flower/Foliage
Cut Flower/Foliage
Native to Ontario
Native to Ontario
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Fragrant
Fragrant
Rock garden
Rock garden

Soil Moisture

Moist to Average
Average to Dry Soils

Growth Rate

Medium

Attributes

Deciduous

Flowering Time

Lt. Spr-Sum

Habit

Rounded
Compact

Landscape uses

Border/edging
Woodland/woods edge

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