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New Jersey Tea
Ceanothus americanus
Flowers of New Jersey Tea
Size:
Size: small
Small

Medium

Large
Exposure/ Light Requirements:
Full Shade not required.
Full Shade
Full Sun required.
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade required.
Partial Sun/Shade
Pests and Problems:

Environmental Damage


Hardiness Zone: 4 - 8 
Mature Height: 3-4 Feet
Mature Width: 3-6 Feet
Features: Clusters of small white flowers in early summer, without fragrance.
Culture: Full sun to light shade; drought tolerant.
Mature Form: Broad rounded and dense with upright stems
Native To: United States (and Illinois)
Soil Conditions:
Soil condition: DryDry
Soil condition: Moist, Well-DrainedMoist, Well-Drained
Wet
Tolerance:
Alkaline Soil
Tolerance: Dry SitesDry Sites
Tolerance: SaltSalt
Soil Compaction
Wet Sites
Tolerance: WindWind
Uses:
Barrier
Use for: Border.Border
Use for: Foundation.Foundation
Hedge
Use for: Massing.Massing
Use for: Naturalizing.Naturalizing
Screen
Specimen
Foliage Color: Green
 
Fall Foliage Color: Green
 
Additional Notes: Flowers are attractive to butterflies.

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