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Ceanothus americanus


     New Jersey Tea








  Fruit Type:  Capsule

  Fruiting Period:  Sep - Oct

  Flowering Period:  May - Aug




  Color:  Brown

  Size:  2 x 2 mm

  Shape:  Ovoid

  Surface Features:  Smooth, some with pits; glossy   

  Scarification:  Required

  Stratification:  60 - 90 days

  *Soak in very hot water over night



  Cotyledons:  Oval with entire margin

  Leaf arrangement:  Alternate

  Leaves:  Simple, oval with pointed tip, petiole, serrated margin, prominent veins

  Other:  Stipules