Week 34 – August 19, 2019

Plant Information

Brew-Tea-Ful Green Camellia

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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, Autumn, Winter, Late Summer

Plant Habit: Upright

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

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 than tea that has been packaged and stored over time.

Grower Information:

Tea is produced by harvesting the tips of the branches and then drying the leaves. 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 than tea that has been packaged and stored over time.

'Camellia Sinensis'

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