white, globe shaped flower clusters of New Jersey Tea shrub, Ceanothus americanus

New Jersey Tea (Ceanothus americanus)

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New Jersey Tea (Ceanothus americanus)

Perennial deciduous shrub

Bloom Colour: white

Blooms: June - July

Height: 1-3 feet

Light: Part shade to full sun

Soil: Dry to moist, sand, loam, or limey soils.

Water Use: Low - Medium, drought tolerant

Hardiness Zone: 3-8 

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New Jersey Tea is a shrub that is native to Ontario, is drought and cold tolerant, and can withstand harsh conditions because it has very deep roots. 

New Jersey Tea attracts: Native bees and beneficial insects that will protect your garden from pest insects.

And is a host plant for: Spring Azure, Mottled Duskywing, and Summer Azure butterflies.