New Jersey Tea (Ceanothus americans)

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Glossy leaves, numerous white flowers, and mounding shape make this compact shrub a very desirable garden plant.

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New Jersey Tea Ceanothus americanus

Light: Full Sun/Part Sun

Moisture: Dry, Medium

Soil:  Sand, Loam

Height: 2 to 3 ft

Bloom Season:  July, August

Bloom Color: White

Notes: Benefits pollinators, butterflies, hummingbirds. Deer Resistant. Slow growing.

Named New Jersey Tea during the American Revolution because its leaves were used as a substitute for imported tea.

Photos: John Ruter, University of Georgia,

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