New Jersey Tea Information: Growing New Jersey Tea Shrubs

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New Jersey Tea Information: Growing New Jersey Tea Shrubs

By Teo Spengler What is a New Jersey tea plant? Even committed tea drinkers may not have heard of this shrub. It’s a compact bush with leaves used to make tea several hundred years ago. Do you want more New Jersey tea information? Read on for tips on how to grow a New Jersey tea shrub. What is a New Jersey Tea Plant? The New Jersey tea plant (Ceanothus americanus) is native to the continent, though not just to New Jersey. It grows in the wild in prairies, glades and thickets in the eastern and central parts of the United States. A dense and compact bush, the New Jersey tea plant will usually stay shorter than you are, typically growing to 2 to 3 feet (.6-.9 m.) tall and equally wide. Tiny, creamy white flowers appear on stalks in spring, hanging in fragrant clusters. As with other Ceanothus shrubs, they

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