Ceanothus americanus, New Jersey Tea

New Jersey Tea is a plant of sandy, gravelly, or otherwise well-drained locations -like slopes. Minnesota is at the northwestern-most portion of its natural range, but it does well east of the open prairie. A modest-sized shrub, plant this behind Wild Lupine, Butterflyweed, Hoary Puccoon, Leadplant, Large-flowered Penstemon and other forbs and grasses that appreciate well-drained or sandy soils.

Bloom: white, June through July

Height: 3 feet, possibly taller

Conditions: sun to pt shade, well-draining medium to dry soils

New Jersey Tea is a smaller shrub, here at the MN Landscape Arboretum.