New Jersey Tea

Ceanothus americanus

New Jersey Tea features glossy leaves, numerous bright white flowers and a mounding shape that make this compact shrub a popular garden member. Planted two to three feet apart it forms an attractive low growing hedge, …

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Plants 3" Pots
1-4 $6.99 ea.
5-10 $5.99 ea.
11-31 $4.99 ea.
32+ $3.99 ea.
Availability: In stock
SKU
32150-03
Cultural Details
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil Moisture Dry, Medium
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial
Height 2' - 3'
Bloom Color White
Bloom Time July, Aug
Spacing 3'
Hardiness Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Root Type Taproot
Benefits Butterflies, Pollinators, Hummingbirds, Host Plant, Deer Resistant

New Jersey Tea (Ceanothus americanus) features glossy leaves, numerous bright white flowers and a mounding shape that make this compact shrub a popular garden member. Planted two to three feet apart it forms an attractive low growing hedge, and is an excellent choice for rocky hillsides and slopes, as well. New Jersey Tea requires a well-drained site. The deep tap root makes it very drought tolerant once established. With a slow to moderate growth rate the long-lived plants will mature in 2 to 3 years. 

New Jersey Tea is attractive to hummingbirds, which eat the tiny insects that pollinate the flowers. The name New Jersey Tea was coined during the American Revolution because its leaves were used as a substitute for imported tea.