Audubon® Native New Jersey Tea

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10004491

The National Audubon Society presents a new line of native plants and trees that will help birds and wildlife thrive in your area! The Audubon® Native New Jersey Tea (Ceanothus americanus) has it all! Featuring white blooms that light up your early summer, the rounded puffs of flowers are white, sometimes powder blue, look just like sparklers you’d expect around the Fourth of July!

Red seed heads add wonderful fall color, and the persistent fruit clusters bring a second wave of visual interest and a second wave of hungry birds! Nectar resources for beneficial pollinators, insect-eating bird food factories, and living birdseed feeders, you’ll be glad you planted a few of these unique, beautiful native plants!

These hardy native accents endure drought and fixes its own nitrogen, so it thrives in poor soil. Rugged, compact plants with gorgeous textured leaves stay glossy all season! Yellow twigs remain for winter interest as well on this four-season, Bird-Friendly deciduous shrub.

Planting and Application:

Fantastic for erosion control, let them fill an unmowable hillside or that open area where other plants struggle. Its spreading nature can be used as a groundcover for tricky spots. Waterwise once established, you’ll find New Jersey Tea on Firewise Plant Lists for creating defensible spaces!

Cottage gardens and Pollinator gardens are both perfect for this low-maintenance selection as an exceptional accent plant, even sprucing up large outdoor containers where this hardy native specimen handles heat and dry conditions. You can grow these beneficial bird and pollinator plants almost anywhere!

  • Caterpillar Host Plant 40 Species - Including Azure & Duskywing Butterflies
  • Those Larvae Feed Songbirds & Their Chicks
  • Attracts Hummingbirds & Songbirds
  • Vital Nectar Source - Bees & Pollinators
  • Beneficial Native Wildflower - White Blooms in Early Summer

#ProPlantTips for Care:

New Jersey Tea thrives on rocky, barren land, preferring sharply drained soils, they won't tolerate standing water, so elevate in raised beds to improve drainage.

  • Thrives in Poor Soil
  • Full Sun to Partial Shade
  • Shear Lightly After Blooming
  • Any Well-Drained Loam, Organic, Sandy Slightly Acidic Soil

The Audubon® Native New Jersey Tea has it all for your wildlife! Food, shelter and attractive features year-round, order your hardy natives at NatureHills.com!

Audubon® Plant Information

Bird-Friendly native trees and plants provide food and shelter for local and migrating birds, as well as other wildlife. By purchasing and planting native flora, you will support Audubon's conservation mission and impact, while helping birds and wildlife thrive!

  • Grown Without Neonicotinoids
  • Audubon® is Licensed & Registered to the National Audubon Society
  • May Not Be Available in Non-Native Regions, States or Countries - Check Here
  • Audubon® Native Plants & Trees are Exclusively Grown by Bower & Branch

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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Shipping

To obtain a more accurate shipment time-frame, simply enter your zip code in the “Find Your Growing Zone” box to the right. Our plants are grown all over the country and lead time on items may be different because of this. Once your order is placed, you will also receive the specific shipment time-frame information as part of your order confirmation. Once an item ships, you will receive shipment notification and tracking numbers, so you can follow along while your plant travels to your doorstep. We use FedEx, UPS, or USPS at our discretion.

Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

*If you have found your zone already, it will be highlighted in the table below.
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Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

From To S&H
0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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PLANT HIGHLIGHTS

Audubon® Native New Jersey Tea Is Suited to Grow in Zones 6-9
Growing Zones 6-9
More Information
Brand Audubon Native Plants & Trees
Botanical Name Ceanothus americanus
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 3 - 4 feet
Mature Spread 3 - 4 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained Soil
Moisture Low Once Established
Growth Rate Medium
Foliage Color Green
Fall Color Yellow
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time After Flowering
Fragrant Yes