Ceanothus americanus, New Jersey Tea

New Jersey Tea flowers

New Jersey Tea is a plant of sandy, gravelly, and otherwise well-drained locations. Minnesota is at the northwestern-most portion of its range, but it does well east of the open prairie. Plant this with Wild Lupine, Butterflyweed, Hoary Puccoon, Leadplant, and other forbs and grasses that appreciate well-drained, sandy soils.

Blooms: white, late June into early August

Height: 2 to 3 feet

Conditions: sun to pt shade, medium to dry soils

New Jersey Tea is a small shrub with woody base and herbaceous upper branches.