Special Closure

Due to the 58th Presidential Inauguration, the U.S. Botanic Garden will be closed January 18-21, 2017. We will reopen at 10 a.m. on January 22.

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.