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Camellia sinensis

Common Name(s):
Tea camellia
Category:
Shrubs
Comment:

Heat and drought tolerant; good for screen and background; more cold hardy than other Camellia spp.; flowers attract bees

Height:
4-6 ft.
Foliage:
Alternate, simple, lustrous, dark green leaves; 2-4.5 in. long; light green below
Flower:
1-1.5 in. white flowers with yellow stamens in fall to early winter; fragrant; 7-8 petals
Zones:
6 to 9
Habit:
Evergreen
Site:
Sun to part shade; range of soil types, neutral to acidic with organic matter, well drained.
Texture:
Medium
Form:
Rounded, open shrub
Width:
4-6 ft.
Tags:
evergreen

NCCES plant id: 1457

Camellia sinensis Camellia sinensis
Photo by Doug McAbee, CC BY-NC-2.0
Camellia sinensis Camellia sinensis cultivation in Taiwan
Photo by Arthur Chapman, CC BY-NC-SA - 2.0