Common Name: New Jersey Tea

  • Habit: Shrub
  • Light: Part Shade (2-5 hrs. direct sun), Full Sun (5+ hrs. direct sun)
  • Water Needs: Average, Dry
  • Height: 2-5′
  • Flower: White, Apr, May, Jun
  • Fruit: Small, lobed purple to black colored fruits.
  • Fall Color: No
  • Natural Habitat: Upland Deciduous Forest, Woodland Edge
  • Larval host for: Mottled Duskywing Moth (Erynnis martialis); Spring Azure Butterfly (Celastrina ladon)

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Ceanothus americanus is a low-growing, compact shrub with dark green leaves on reddish, woody stems. Clusters of small white flowers sprout from the branch tips in early Summer. This nitrogen-fixing plant tolerates poor soils and drought. Dried leaves were used as a tea substitute during the Revolutionary War.

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