Tea Plant

Camellia sinensis 'Tea'

Pronunciation: ka-MEE-lee-ah sih-NEN-sis
SKU #41310
7-9

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OVERVIEW
Description This evergreen shrub or small tree is the source of caffeinated teas; white, green, and black. Slow growing and easily maintained. Small, fragrant white flowers bloom in fall and winter. The dense foliage takes well to pruning and is perfect for a privacy screen, foundation planting, or hedge. Heat and drought tolerant and can perform well in full sun, unlike many other Camellia species.
Light Full sun, Partial sun
Watering Water when top 3 inches of soil is dry.
Blooms Fall and winter
Mature Size Reaches 6 to 15 ft. tall, 4 to 8 ft. wide.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Evergreen
Special Features Non-toxic to Cats and Dogs
Growth Rate Moderate
Growth Habit Rounded
Flower Attributes Fragrant
STYLE
Landscape Use Hedge, Privacy Screen
Flower Color White
Foliage Color Green
CARE
Care Provide acidic soil with good drainage. Water deeply, regularly during the first year to establish an extensive root system. For optimal tea production, or to control the plant size, prune to 4 to 5 feet just before spring growth.
HISTORY
Lore According to legend, tea has been known in China since about 2700 bce. Around the 3rd century ce it became a daily drink, and tea cultivation and processing began. Smaller young leaves and leaf buds are used for making green tea, the older larger leaves for oolong and black tea, and the buds for white tea.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 7-9

USDA Cold Hardiness Zone Map

Your USDA Cold Hardiness Zone: 7

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