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Camellia sinensis

For sale by Desert to Jungle

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Variety 'Sinensis'. The Tea Plant. A vigorous upright evergreen shrub/small tree with glossy deep green and fragrant leaves. Produces small fragrant creamy-white flowers with golden stamens. Hieght 2-3m prefers a sheltered- partially shady spot with well drained acidic soil.

Pot SizeTotal Price
0.45 litres
£10.50

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Plant Finder: about Camellia sinensis

Common names

China tea, Tea

Description

Camellia sinensis (China tea). This species is a broad bushy shrub or small tree, the leaves are elliptical and glossy dark green, The flowers are large white blooms.

Cultivation

When grown under glass use a lime-free potting compost in bright filtered light. When grown outdoors you will need to grow in moist well-drained humus-rich soil.

Interest and use

Culinary

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Camellia sinensis | Taunton, Somerset, TA3 | Copyright Greenplantswap 2017
  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessHalf hardy (min 0°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Low salinity
  • Soil pH4.5 to 6.0
  • WaterMoist

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