Schedule Change

On Friday, September 19, the U.S. Botanic Garden's outdoor National Garden will close early at 5 p.m. It will reopen for regularly scheduled hours on Saturday, September 20 at 10 a.m.

New Jersey tea

New Jersey tea (Ceanothus americanus)
Plant Botanical Name: 
Ceanothus americanus
USBG Plant Location: 
National Garden
Sunlight: 
full sun
Plant Soil Type: 
tolerant of poor soils
Plant Moisture Requirements: 
average

New Jersey Tea was a name coined during the American Revolution, because its leaves were used as a substitute for imported tea.