A low-growing, compact shrub that’s excellent for hot, dry sites. Billows of delicate white flowers form at the end of young branches in May and June. Clusters of small black fruit form in July and August. Was a substitute for tea during the American revolution. Dried (caffeine free) leaves when boiled a few minutes make a tea similar to Lipton’s regular.
Callicarpa americana. Photo: Mervin Wallace
New Jersey Tea
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