New Jersey Tea (Ceanothus americanus)

This deciduous shrub is native to North America. It has lovely green foliage and grows upright to a maximum of 3 feet tall. The clusters of white flowers bloom in the spring and are close to 2 inches long on the ends of the branches. During the American Revolutionary War, the leaves from this shrub were dried and used as a substitute for making tea, although the leaves do not contain any caffeine. This is a wonderful small shrub to add to gardens or borders around your home.

Attracts: Hoary EdgePeck's SkipperNorthern Broken DashSummer AzureDreamy DuskywingSpring Azure,  and more

Color(s): White

Sun Exposure: Sun or partial, shade

Soil: Tolerates drought, well-drained

Average Height: 3 ft.

Average Spread: 3 ft. - 5 ft.

USDA Plant Hardiness Zone: 4 - 8

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