New Jersey Tea (Ceanothus americanus) is a structural plant with white blooms from early to mid-summer. They prefer mesic to dry soil in sun to part sun where they can grow to be 4 feet tall and 4 feet wide. They are a good choice for structural plants on slopes and banks. Companion plants include Prairie Dropseed (Sporobolus heterolepis) and Shooting Star (Dodecatheon meadia).
When needed, prune in dormant season. Any dead or diseased wood should be removed.