Tea Camelia Blossom

Tea Camellia

Camellia sinensis

The profuse flowering, dense, round evergreen Camellia sinensis, whose leaves are used for green and black and white tea is an excellent ornamental.Leaves are glossy dark green and fall flowers are white with yellow centers. The bush is compact and round @ 6'tall and 5' wide. Tea is tender to strong winter winds and can defoliate from being too cold. Tea is as hardy or hardier than most camellia. In zone 7 plants do well protected on the east side of a building. Generally, tea enjoys dappled shade. The bush is not susceptible to insect damage or disease. Leaves are harvested throughout the growing season, picked when they are small. Space @ a 6' circle Zones 6b-8

Plant Characteristics
Pest ResistanceExcellent
Disease ResistanceExcellent
Drought ToleranceGood
Heat ToleranceGood
Humidity ToleranceVery Good
Sun TolerancePoor
Wet Soil ToleranceFair
Shade ToleranceExcellent
No SprayExcellent
Salt TolerancePoor
Deer ResistanceFair
ThornsNo
Plant TypeShrub
Soil TypeAdaptable
Edible TypeLeaf
Self FertileYes
This information is accurate to the best of our knowledge, comments/opinions are always welcome
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