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PlantFiles: Ceanothus, New Jersey Tea, Redshank, Wild Snowball, Mountain Sweet
Ceanothus americanus

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Family: Rhamnaceae
Genus: Ceanothus (see-an-OH-thus) (Info)
Species: americanus (a-mer-ih-KAY-nus) (Info)

Synonym:Ceanothus americanus var. intermedius
Synonym:Ceanothus americanus var. pitcheri
Synonym:Ceanothus intermedius

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20 members have or want this plant for trade.

Category:
Herbs
Shrubs

Height:
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer

Foliage:
Blue-Green
Aromatic
Velvet/Fuzzy-Textured

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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Profile:

2 positives
3 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive denimlady On Apr 9, 2010, denimlady from Sterling Heights, MI wrote:

This wonderful plant is a must for all serious butterfly gardeners.

Positive frostweed On Apr 30, 2008, frostweed from Josephine, Arlington, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

New Jersey Tea, Redshank, Wild Snowball, Mountain Sweet Ceanothus americanus, is Native to Texas and many other States.

Neutral berrygirl On Mar 17, 2007, berrygirl from Braselton, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

Ceanothus americanus NEW JERSEY TEA Dec (z4) (ENa,Hon,Bfly)
Sm shrub bearing dense clusters of white summer fls; leaves a substitute for tea during earlier times; tough, adaptable & nitrogen-fix.Sun/M-Dry

Neutral raisedbedbob On Feb 5, 2006, raisedbedbob from Walkerton, VA (Zone 7a) wrote:

According to the Peterson Field Guide to Edible Wild Plants, the dried leaves make an excellent tea when prepared exactly as oriental tea.

Neutral smiln32 On Jul 6, 2005, smiln32 from Oklahoma City, OK (Zone 7a) wrote:

This small shrum reaches a height of 3'. It has white blooms and prefers sandy loam soil. It grows well in Oklahoma as it can tolerate drier conditions.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Pelham, Alabama
Oden, Arkansas
Jacksonville, Florida
Holly Springs, North Carolina
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Portland, Oregon
Downingtown, Pennsylvania
Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania
Rumford, Rhode Island
Rockwood, Tennessee
Arlington, Texas



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