New Jersey Tea (Ceanothus americanus), packet of 30 seeds
Family: Buckthorn (Rhamnaceae)
Hardy to Zones 4 to 8
(Red Root) Perennial woody shrub native to the mountains of the Eastern US that bears showy, lilac-scented flowers of white. Extremely tough, drought tolerant, and cold hardy. Excellent permaculture plant, nitrogen fixer. Tasty, noncaffeinated substitute for black tea. Well-known and highly respected astringent and lymphatic. This is the official species. Full sun to light shade. Dryish and/or depleted soils OK. Scarify seed and sow in fall or early spring.
30 seeds per packet, Open Pollinated, Untreated, NO GMO’s