Ceanothus herbaceous

Common name: Redroot

Native plant

Smaller, slimmer and shinier than New Jersey Tea, Redroot is no less a beauty. Tends to flower earlier and is more commonly found on rocky sites and sandier soils than its cousin. We have planted it on several sites around the area and found that it likes to run along the ground somewhat, not really forming an upright shrub. We have also noticed that it seems to handle a bit of shade and still grows quite well. Like Ceanothus americanus, it fixes nitrogen in the soil, and a red dye can be produced from its roots, hence its name.

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Pricing information per unit for 5 gallon growing method
1 to 10 units $19.50
11 to 24 units $17
25 or more units $14.50

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Plant Details

Plant type

Shrub

Soil type

Dry, Dry Mesic, Mesic (Not too Wet Not too Dry)

Light exposure

Eastern Exposure / Morning Sun, Full Sun

Bloom period

Summer

Urban environment

Uncompacted Urban Soils, Requires Protected Site

Habitat

Prairie Grasslands, Sandy Soils

Growth form

Shrubby/Clump, Ground cover

Growth rate

Slow

Flower color

White

Fall color

Yellow

Size

Mature height
3 Feet
Mature width
3 Feet
Max height
4 Feet
Max width
6 Feet

Additional information

Butterfly host plant Pollinator hot spot Nitrogen fixer

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