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Ceanothus americanus (New Jersey Tea)  Shrubs are REALLY small when shipped.

Northeast Pollinator Plants

Ceanothus americanus (New Jersey Tea) Shrubs are REALLY small when shipped.

$ 5.99
  • 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.

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  • 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).

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