Ceanothus americanus

New Jersey Tea

This is a drought-tolerant, low-growing native shrub often found in sandy soils typical of Ontario prairies. It has small white flowers early in the season with nut-like fruits in mid-summer. Nitrogen fixing plant. And yes you can make a lovely tea with the leaves!

Height: Grows 2-3 feet tall.

Sun Requirements: Full sun

Water Requirements: Dry to moist soils

Flowers: Small white flowers in May-June

Attracts: Birds, bees, many butterflies

Important Butterfly Larval Host