Northeast Pollinator Plants
Ceanothus americanus (New Jersey Tea) Shrubs are REALLY small when shipped.
We ship only to the New England and New York states. If you live near Fairfax, VT, consider buying at our farm, River Berry Farm.
Shipping will be in the order received. Please check the Home Page for updated expected ship date. Free shipping for 15 or more plants.
Plants are delivered in a biodegradable wood fiber pot, 2.75" diameter by 3.5" deep.
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Common Name: New Jersey Tea
Attracts: Bees, Butterflies and Hummingbirds
Use: Shrub for Landscape, Garden (Our shrubs are sent as first year plants, so are quite small for shrubs but should grow just fine to their mature height.)
Light: Full Sun to Part Shade
Hardiness Zone: 4 - 8 USDA Zone Map
Soils: Dry to Medium
Flower Time: May - July
Flower Color: White
Height: 3' - 4'
Notes: Ceanothus americanus (New Jersey Tea) is a nice, dense, fragrant-in-flower, well-behaved shrub that attracts lots of pollinators and simply belongs in every landscape. The common name fares from the American Revolutionary period when the dried leaves were sometimes used as a tea substitute, no caffeine.
Host plant of
VT Bee Species of Greatest Conservation Need (SGCN):
Agapostemon splendens (Brown-Winged Striped-Sweat bee)
Bombus rufocinctus (Red-Belted Bumble bee)
Osmia lignaria (Blue Orchard bee)
Native to all of eastern and midwestern United States. Biota of North American Program (BONAP) - North America Plant Atlas (NAPA).