New Jersey Tea (Ceanothus americanus), packet of 30 seeds

$2.95

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

New Jersey Tea (Ceanothus americanus), packet of 30 seeds