NEW JERSEY TEA

Ceanothus americanus and C. herbaceus

Low, erect, many-branched shrub to 3 tall
Full sun to part shade
Dry sandy or rocky, well-drained soils
Clusters of small white flowers
Blooms June-July
Seeds ripen August-September
Roots fix nitrogen to soil
Dried leaves make a good tea that was popular during the U.S. Revolutionary War