New Jersey Tea


New Jersey Tea

Ceanothus americanus 2-3' x same.

Small compact shrub bearing white odorless 1–2'' long flowers late June into July. Attracts a wide assortment of pollinators, and among award-winning horticulturist and author William Cullina’s top 10 plants for butterfly gardens. The Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens in Boothbay has a stunning patch that fizzes with insects when in full bloom. Leaves were used as a tea substitute during the American Revolution and for medicine long before then by native peoples. The root bark is deep red and can be used for dyeing wool a cinnamon color.

Grows in depleted infertile ground, especially dry acidic conditions. Deep vigorous roots fix atmospheric nitrogen and make it a great candidate for stabilizing sandy slopes. Full to partial sun. Native to North America. Z4. Maine Grown. (1-3')

476 New Jersey Tea
Item Discounted
476A: 1 for $19.25
** Small & Light shipping applies if you order only items with stock numbers beginning with "L".
Click here for a complete list of qualifying items.