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New Jersey tea

New Jersey tea (Ceanothus americanus)
Plant Botanical Name: 
Ceanothus americanus
USBG Plant Location: 
National Garden
full sun
Plant Soil Type: 
tolerant of poor soils
Plant Moisture Requirements: 

New Jersey Tea was a name coined during the American Revolution, because its leaves were used as a substitute for imported tea.