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Ceanothus Americanus

NJ Tea



Ceanothus americanus is a species of shrub native to North America. Common names include New Jersey tea, and Jersey tea.  I was called New Jersey tea during the American Revolution, because its leaves were used in place of imported tea.

Ceanothus americanus is a shrub that grows to between 18 and 42 inches high.


NJ Tea blooms from May to June.


Wikipedia contributors. (2019, December 2). Ceanothus americanus. In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 13:52, January 9, 2020, from

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