Ceanothus americanus

New Jersey Tea, Wild Snowball, Mountain Sweet

These mostly evergreen ground covers, shrubs and small trees have lightly fragrant blue, white or pink flowers that look like smaller versions of the Common Lilac. North American natives, they do best where summers are dry and they get little water. Known as California or Wild Lilac, they are valued as a drought-tolerant, summer-blooming plant in the West. Usually live 5 to 10 years. Watch for root rot in wet soils, aphids and white fly.
Ceanothus americanus, New Jersey Tea, Wild Snowball, Mountain Sweet
This eastern United States native is the cold-hardiest of all Ceanothus. Its fluffy white flowers are not fragrant. Will not transplant.

Attributes - Ceanothus americanus

Plant Type: Shrub

Bloom Season: Early Summer through Mid Summer

Flower Color: White

Foliage: Deciduous

Height: 3 ft. to 4 ft.

Width: 5 ft.

Sunlight: Full Sun

Climate: Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

Notes: Thrives in Dry Climates. Susceptible to Black Spot, Powdery Mildew.

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