New Jersey Tea, Ceanothus americanus


Drought-tolerant native shrub, the leaves of which were used as a tea substitute during the American Revolution. Round, low-growing, reaching only 3 ft. Small white flowers cluster and stun in June and July. Attractive to hummingbirds and host to skippers and other butterflies, bees and wasps. Rabbit and deer are drawn to its foliage and the fruit attracts turkey and quail. Tolerant of black walnut toxicity. This plant is great for the homesteader! Boiling the seed benefits germination. 50 seeds/3.50.