New Jersey Tea - Ceanothus americanus

New Jersey Tea - Ceanothus americanus

  • $ 2500

Features: During the American Revolution, this small shrub’s wintergreen-scented leaves were used to make a substitute tea, hence the name New Jersey Tea. Native Americans made use of the root medicinally. Butterflies, moths and rabbits are attracted to this shrub.

Light: full sun

Soil: dry to medium

Height: 2 ft.

Width: 2 ft.

Blooms: summer

Flower color: white

Fall color: yellow

Special note: pollinator hot spot, butterfly host and nectar plant, nitrogen fixer

See more information and photos at: Illinois Wildflowers and USDA Plants Database

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