Special Hours

The U.S. Botanic Garden Conservatory will close at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, December 6, due to an official government function. The Conservatory will return to normal hours December 7.

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.