NAME: New Jersey Tea
OTHER COMMON NAMES: Red Root / Mountain Sweet / Wild Snowball
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Ceanothus Americanus
PLANT SEEDS: Fall sow seeds or cold stratify
BLOOM TIME: May - July
HARDINESS ZONE: 3 - 9
PLANT HEIGHT: 36"
PLANT SPACING: 18 - 36"
LIGHT REQUIREMENTS: Sun - Part Shade
SOIL & WATER PREFERENCES: Average - Dry
QUANTITY: 20 Seeds
OTHER: New Jersey Tea is a small very ornamental shrub native to The US & Canada. They bloom May to June with lots of 2” clusters of white funnel shaped fragrant flowers. Cut a few to to enjoy indoors! The flowers are high in nectar, & are loved by HUMMINGBIRDS, bees including honey bees, & butterflies. It is also a butterfly host plant. The Ceanothus Americanus shrub is a native to plains & prairies, & is able to tolerate drought & sandy or rocky soil. Although they are not a legume, the plants are nitrogen fixing & can help improve your soil’s fertility. It gained its common name New Jersey Tea because the leaves were made into tea during The Revolutionary War. It is nicknamed Red Root because it has red roots that are also sweetly fragrant.
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Apr 21, 2019
Mar 6, 2019
Seeds are healthy shipped quickly. These are VERY difficult seeds to germinate but I have gotten a few so far but only one has survived more than a month.