New Jersey tea


Photo credit: USFWS

New Jersey tea
(Ceanothus americanus)

Height:

    • 2 – 3 feet

Bloom:

    • June – July

Classification:

    • Native,
    • Shrub

Sun:

    • Full sun to part shade

Soil moisture:

    • Dry to Medium

Used by:

    • Honey bees (flowers),
    • Native bees (flowers),
    • Butterflies (flowers),
    • Hummingbirds (flowers),
    • Caterpillars (foliage)

Notes:

    • Drought tolerant,
    • Puts most of energy first couple of years into roots,
    • Dried leaves supposedly used as tea substitute after Boston Tea Party

Kentucky Pollinators & Backyard Wildlife articles:

New Jersey Tea

Native range in North America:

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