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
Native to Ontario,Quebec and mid to eastern U.S.A
During the American Revolution, dried Ceanothus leaves were used as a tea substitute.
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
Soil MoistureMoist to Average
Average to Dry Soils
Flowering TimeLt. Spr-Sum