Camellia sinensis

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  • Common Name: Camellia
  • Plant Story:

    The tea shrub, Camellia sinensis is an evergreen shrub with glossy dark green leaves. The fragrant white flowers with yellow stamens bloom in the fall to early winter that light up the dull winter landscape. The shrub is most noted for its processed leaves for tea.

  • Type: Shrub Broadleaf Evergreen
  • Bloom Season: Winter
  • Flower Color: White
  • Has Winter Interest
  • Planting Zone: 7-9
  • Height: 10-15 ft
  • Spread: 6-10 ft
  • Light Requirements:Part Shade
  • Suggested Uses: Shady gardens
  • Leaf: Not available
  • Edible: NO
  • Attracts to:
  • Plant Deer Resistant:No
  • Plant Potential Pests:Leaf spot, anthracnose, black mold, canker, and root rot
  • Form: Shrubby
  • Special Care Instructions:

    Apply root mulch. Prune after flowering. Thrives in sunny location under tree canopies.

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