New Jersey Tea (Ceanothus americanus)

New Jersey Tea (Ceanothus americanus)

A tidy short shrub with white lace-like flowers. A few of these placed in a garden will compliment many other summer blooming flowers such as Butterfly Milkweed and Coneflowers. Very beneficial for pollinators.


Sun:    Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture:    Medium, Dry
Height:    3 feet
Blooms:    June, July, Aug
Color:    White
Spacing:    24-36″
Zones:    3-9
Benefits:    Butterflies, Pollinators, Hummingbirds, Deer Resistant

Design Tips

This shrub stays short. It can be planted in small groups or scattered through the garden. The white flowers compliment pink and orange flowers.

Companion Plants

Butterfly Milkweed
Narrow-leaved Coneflower
Prairie Coreopsis
Prairie Dropseed