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New Jersey Tea - Ceanothus americanus

Regular price $24.00

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Phonetic:  say-an-OH-thus ah-mer-ih-KAY-nus

#1 Pot - 6-12" Shrub

New Jersey Tea features glossy leaves, numerous bright white flowers and a mounding shape that make this compact shrub a popular garden member. 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. It is a deciduous shrub with a woody stem system which supports the next year's growth and blooms on new wood. It can be cut back to the ground in early spring (rejuvenation pruning) to encourage new growth, or it can be left to grow naturally.

  • Hardiness:  3 - 9
  • Native Northeast Region:  USDA Database
  • Sun Exposure:  Full to Part Sun
  • Flower Color:  White
  • Bloom Time:  June, July, August
  • Soil Type:  Medium - Dry
  • Mature Plant Size:  3'H x 3'W
  • Plant Spacing:  18-36"
  • Host Plant: Spring Azure, Summer AzureMottled Duskywing
  • Attracts:  Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
  • Advantages: Drought tolerant, fragrant flowers, attractive fruit
  • Landscape Uses: Butterfly garden, perennial border, cottage garden, cut flower garden
  • Companion Plants: Purple Bergamot, Smooth Blue Aster, Butterfly Weed, Showy Tick Trefoil, Black Eyed Susan, New York Ironweed
  • Deer Resistant