Ceanothus americanus

New Jersey Tea

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New Jersey Tea is a compact rounded native shrub with young twigs that are noticeably yellow and broad toothed leaves with hairy grey undersides.  Cylindrical panicles of fragrant white flowers bloom on long stems in late spring into summer.  Best planted in dry to medium well-drained soils.  Extremely drought resistant.

Type: 

Shrub

Height: 

3' - 4'

Spread: 

4’ - 5'

Spacing: 

4’

USDA Hardiness Zone: 

4 - 8

Culture: 

Full SunPart Sun

Bloom Color: 

White

Season of Interest:  

Spring, Summer

MAINTENANCE NEEDS:  Low Maintenance.  No serious pests or diseases.  Susceptible to leaf spot and powdery mildew.

LANDSCAPE USES:  Accents or Group Plantings, BordersWoodland GardensWildlife Gardens, Foundation Plantings, Hedges, and Containers.

COMPANION PLANTS: Joe-Pye Weed, Beardtongue, Golden Alexander's

 

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