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.
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
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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