New Jersey Tea - Ceanothus americanus | Pots ready spring & fall

Common name: New Jersey Tea

Scientific name: Ceanothus americanus

Example mature size: 0.9 m tall, 1.5 m wide; 3 ft tall, 5 ft wide

Sunlight: Full-sun

Water: Medium-dry, Dry

Soil: Sand

Blooms: White in July, August

Ontario plant status: Native Shrub, Common

Natural habitats: Prairie-savannahs

Wildlife benefits: Butterflies/skippers 🦋, Bees/wasps 🐝, Host plant 🐛

Points of interest: - Host plant to the Spring Azure, Summer Azure, Mottled Duskywing - Natural habitat is open areas, woodland edges, or meadows - Dried leaves make a flavour-able tea