Abundant soft pink flower heads cover every inch of this prolific bloomer. Outperforming most other flowering shrubs, New Jersey Tea Shrub begins to bloom in early summer and continues its dazzling display through the entire season. Autumn brings pretty red capsules.
Light: Full sun to partial shade
Bloom Time: Early summer, with sporadic blooming throughout season
Zones: 6 to 9
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New Jersey Tea Shrub Product Details
Ceanothus x pallidus 'Marie Simon'
Partial Shade/Full Sun
2 - 4'
2 - 4'
3 - 4'
6 - 9
Alternate oval leaves in dark green with toothed edges approximately 2" long appear on red stems.
Fluffy terminal flower heads made up of many 1/8" small flowers.
Early summer, with sporadic blooming throughout the rest of summer.
Plant against a sunny wall to extend hardiness and protect against strong, cold winter winds.
Prefers light well drained soil, but will tolerate hot dry soils.
Moderate to fast.
Commonly called New Jersey Tea from the Revolutionary War times when tea was scarce and they used the Ceanothus leaves as a substitute for their tea. Has a somewhat rounded,bushy growth habit that makes it a perfect specimen for the landscape. Fluffy pink flower heads appear in late spring to early summer with sporadic blooming the rest of the season followed by attractive red capsules in fall.
Early spring for this deciduous type.
Considered a short-lived shrub, can expect 5-10 year lifespan. Mulch and apply a well balanced fertilizer after pruning.