Ceanothus americanus - New Jersey Tea
Absolutely gorgeous clean, white blooms decorate this short, mounding shrub in the summer season. The seedheads are also quite attractive and turn a vibrant reddish-brown in the fall. Develops a deep taproot and is drought tolerant once established. Successful in dry, rocky soil.
Deer and rabbits are known to browse this species. Protecting young plants might be something to consider.
Height : 2-3 feet (60-90cm) Spread : 2-5 feet (60-150cm)
Bloom Period : June to August Light : Full sun to part shade
Water : Dry to medium Soil : Sand, loam, clay
Zone : 3-9 Native Ontario Habitat : Open woods, meadows
Landscape Uses : Natural gardens, pollinator gardens, meadows
Key Pollinators : Metallic green sweat bees, bumblebees, small resin bees, small sweat bees
Pollinator Food Source: Nectar
Larval Host Plant : spring azures, mottled duskywings, summer azures & other butterfly species