|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.|
|Special Features||Non-toxic to Cats and Dogs|
|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.|
|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.|
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We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly
100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr.
in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.
We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.