Week 49 – December 08, 2019

Plant Information

Brew-Tea-Ful Green Camellia

New variety!
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Plant Details:

Scientific Name: Camellia Sinensis

Common Name: Green Tea Plant

Hardiness Zone: 7a - 11

Hardiness Degree: 0°F (-17.8°C)

Blooming Season: Early Spring, Winter, Late Summer, Autumn

Plant Habit: Upright

Characteristics: Drought Tolerant, Scented Foliage, Low Maintenance, Culinary Use

Water: Light

Fertilize: Once a week

Spacing: 5 - 8" (13 - 20cm)

Height: 12 - 15" (30 - 38cm)

Width: 10 - 12" (25 - 30cm)

Exposure: Sun

General Information: 

Tea is produced by harvesting the tips of the branches and then drying the foliage. Best to dry them under cover outdoors. Tips can be harvested every couple of weeks; the larger the plant gets, the bigger the volume of tea that can be harvested. Dry leaves are chopped or crushed, and then steeped to make tea. Freshly made tea is much more flavorful and higher in antioxidants than tea that has been packaged and stored over time.

Grower Information:

Consumers can grow their own tea leaves at home! This is a great patio/container plant. Freshly made tea is much more flavorful and higher in antioxidants than tea that has been packaged and stored over time. Tea is produced by harvesting the tips of the branches and then drying the leaves. Best to dry them under cover outdoors.

'Camellia Sinensis'

Bred by John Robb of Kulnara, New South Wales (NSW) in Australia