Tea Plant, Tea Camellia sinensis

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Botanical Name:

Camellia sinensis

Family:

Theaceae

Genus:

Camellia

Species:

sinensis

Common Name:

Tea Plant, Tea

Height:
4-6 feet
Minimum Hardiness Zone:
7

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  • Camellia sinensis

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Growing Info, follow in order:
Scarification: Soak in hot tap water, let stand in water for 24 hours.
Stratification: cold stratify for 60 days.
Germination: Sow seeds 1/2" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed.
In a Nutshell:
* Chinese Camellia sinensis is native to mainland China South and Southeast Asia , but it is today cultivated across the world in tropical and subtropical regions. It is an evergreen shrub or small tree that is usually trimmed to below two metres (six feet) when cultivated for its leaves. It has a strong taproot . more...
* The source of tea; white flowers in fall; tolerates shade or sun well; an attractive small shrub for its ornamental value as well. more...
* The tea plant is commonly used in Chinese herbalism, where it is considered to be one of the 50 fundamental herbs. Modern research has shown that there are many health benefits to drinking tea, including its ability to protect the drinker from certain heart diseases. more...
Usda description:
More info on http://plants.usda.gov