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Ceanothus americanusCeanothus americanus

New Jersey tea

Photograph(s) by*: RHW

Characteristics

Height: 3-3'
Spread: 3-6'
Flowers: May-Sept.; white
Fruit: Sept.-Oct.; black;
Fall color: yellow to tan

Conditions *

Light: Full sun Partial shade
Moisture: Dry
Soil pH: 4.3-6.5
Soil type: Clay Loamy Sandy

Habitat

meadow, old field, glade, forest; dry open woods and borders, rocky areas, openings

Native to

Region: Coastal Piedmont Mountain *
States: MD DE PA NY WV VA

Wildlife

Butterfly Songbird Small mammal *

Notes

tough; tolerates moist soil if well drained; fixes nitrogen; tolerates dryness



 Publication by USFWS BayScapes Conservation Landscaping Program
http://www.nps.gov/plants/pubs/chesapeake/plant/373.htm
Last updated: 1 October 2004