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New Jersey Tea

Ceanothus americanus

Ceanothus americanus

Regular price $34.99 USD
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Sun/shade: Full sun to part shade

Soil moisture: Dry to medium

Height: 3'

Spread: 2-3'

Flowering period: June

Host plant for 37 caterpillar species

New Jersey Tea packs a lot of wildlife value in a small shrub! White flower clusters attract bees and butterflies. Flowers give way to pink, then black seeds that are eaten by birds. Though not evergreen, its size and shape make it a good boxwood alternative. Needs a thorough soaking at least once a week the first year. After that, plants are very drought tolerant. If deer pressure, cage for the first year. Older plants can handle browse. Dried leaves make a nice tea.

Photo by Andrey Zharkikh.


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