Ceanothus

LATIN NAME
Ceanothus americanus

LONGEVITY
Perennial

SEASON
Warm

ORIGIN
Native

DETAILS
• Other common names are, “Jersey tea” and “Wild snowball.”
• Growth 3-5 feet.
• Flowers April to May.
• Readily grazed by wildlife and livestock.
• The leaves were considered to be the best substitute for tea during the American Revolution.
• Adapted to calcareous soils on steeper slopes.

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