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New Jersey Tea Seeds   

Small 3’ rounded woody shrub with small plumes of fluffy white flowers that bloom in early to mid-summer. Grows best in well-drained average garden soil with full sun or partial shade but will tolerate dry, harsh conditions. It is a larval food source for the mottled Dusky-wing, and Spring Azure Butterfly and is a nice addition to the butterfly garden.

Leaves of New Jersey Tea plants makes excellent tea, and were used as a substitute for black tea during the American Revolution. Prepare the thoroughly dried leaves as you would oriental tea. The taste and color is similar.

Difficult to transplant, therefore propagation by seed is recommended.

Image and description from the internet. Purchased on 1/17/2009.

Purchased from Prairie Moon Nursery

Quantity: 75

Plant New Jersey Tea Ceanothus americanus 23


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Name Garden Gardener Location Planted Archived
New Jersey Tea Seeds    New Jersey Tea Seeds

Ceanothus americanus

cristyn Albany, New York, United States Albany, New York,...
13 New Jersey Tea    13 New Jersey Tea

Ceanothus americanus

urbandogsgarden Chicago, IL, United States Chicago, IL, Unit... 24 Jan 09


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