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Ceanothus americanus

Common Name(s):
Mountain snowbell, New Jersey tea
Categories:
Native Plants, Shrubs
Comment:

Attracts hummingbirds, butterflies, and birds; drought tolerant; adaptable, easy-to-grow plant; fixes atmospheric nitrogen

Height:
3-4 ft.
Foliage:
Alternate, simple, dark green leaves; 2-3 in. long; yellow to tan fall color
Flower:
Long-lasting, small, creamy white to light pink flowers in summer; not fragrant
Zones:
4 to 8
Habit:
Deciduous
Site:
Sun to partial shade; prefers a light, well-drained soil but tolerates hot, dry sites
Texture:
Medium
Form:
Low, dense, broad spreading shrub; rounded top; slender, upright stems
Exposure:
Sun to partial shade
Fruit:
Long lasting creamy white to light pink flowers in summer; not fragrant
Width:
3-5 ft.
Tags:
deciduous

NCCES plant id: 454

Ceanothus americanus flower detail
Joshua Mayer, CC-BY-SA-2.0
Ceanothus americanus flower & habit
Tom Potterfield, CC BY-NC-SA - 2.0
Ceanothus americanus seed pods
jpoyston, CC BY-NC-2.0