Ceanothus americanus (New Jersey Tea) grown in a 3-gallon pot.

Ceanothus americanus (New Jersey Tea)

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Ceanothus americanus, also known as New Jersey tea, is a deciduous shrub that grows two to three feet tall in a rounded, compact form. This plant's common name, New Jersey Tea, was coined during the American Revolution because its leaves were used as a substitute for imported tea. New Jersey tea features glossy leaves and numerous clusters of bright white flowers in the mid to late summer which attract a wide variety of pollinators.

Deep tap roots make this shrub drought tolerant but difficult to move once established. Ceanothus americanus prefers full to part sun and medium to dry, well-drained soil. Although many fragrant species are deer and rabbit resistant, New Jersey tea is not one of these lucky few, but as a food source for mammals, as well as pollinators, its ecological value is obvious and widespread.

Native to Maryland, Native to U.S., and Straight Species
Mature Plant Height: Medium: 30-48"
Sun (6+ hours) and Part Shade/Sun (4-6 hours of sun)
Soil Moisture: Medium to Dry and Well-drained
Soil Type: Sand, Loam, and Wide Tolerance
Bloom Time: Spring
Flower Color: White and Pink
Foliage color: Green
Features: Attracts Birds, Attracts Hummingbirds, Attracts Pollinators, Host Plant for Butterflies or Moths, Attracts Wildlife, Erosion Control, and Fragrant
Tolerances: Black Walnut Tolerant, Drought Tolerant, Clay Soil Tolerant, and Dry Shade Tolerant
Garden Type: Pollinator Garden, Meadow, Woodland Garden, Small Space, and Rock Garden

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