Camellia sinensis – “Tea Plant”

Botanical name: Camellia sinensis
Common name: “Tea Plant”


Size: 3-25′ x 3-25′
Light: Partial sun
Bloom: Aug-Nov


Small, fragrant, single white blossoms appear late in the season on hardy, evergreen shrubs. Once used extensively in the South as specimens, in flowering hedges, and as container plants. Grown commercially in the tropics and elsewhere as the source of tea.

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