Camellia sinensis 'Small Leaf' is grown in Japan and produces a mild flavoured tea.
This hardy tea plant (Camellia sinensis) is grown in Japan. 'Small Leaf' has leaves up to 4 inches long by 2.5 inches wide that are medium-green with irregular serrations. Flowers are white, single petaled with egg-yolk centres. Leaves produce a mild-flavoured tea. Harvest or 'pluck' tea leaves during the warmer months. This shrub becomes multi-branched and can reach 6 feet tall and wide. Or keep pruned to any size. Makes a very attractive ornamental tree for the garden.
Common Name: Tea Plant
Family: Theaceae (The Tea family)
Zone Hardiness: 7-9
Light: Full Sun, Part Sun, Part Shade
Primary Bloom Colour: White/Cream
Secondary Bloom Colour: Yellow
Soil Moisture: Average
Benefits: Bees, Butterflies
Deer Resistant: Unknown
BC Native: No
Native Habitat: Found in acidic soils in woodland areas.
Geogrpahical Origin: Asia and the Pacific - Asia - China and Japan
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