New Jersey Tea is a gorgeous shrub all year long, but is admired most in the summer months because of the beautiful white flowers that are in bloom.
New Jersey Tea (Ceanothus americanus)
Why did the tree go to decorating school?
- So he could spruce up the forest!
Did you know?
- Native Americans used the root, and leaf to make medicine for colds, cough, fever, chills, spasms, bleeding, and snake bites
- The leaves are used to make tea
- New Jersey Tea
- Jersey Tea
- Mountain Sweet
- Birds and mammals eat the fruit
- The flowers attract numerous insects, especially bees, wasps, flies, and beetles
- Rabbits and deer feed on the leaves and twigs
- 2-3' tall, with a crown width of 2-3'
- Full sun to partial shade
- Moist, well-drained soil
Select Identification Characteristics:
- Leaf Type: Simple
- Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
- Bud Arrangement: Alternate
- Terminal Bud: Single