Camellia sinensis 'Large Leaf' is a tea plant from China that produces abundance of shoots to harvest from.
This hardy tea plant (Camellia sinensis) is native to China. 'Large Leaf' produces extra large, leathery, serrated leaves up to 6 inches long and 3 inches wide. White, cup-shaped flowers are produced in large quantity in late summer and fall which form nickel sized fruit. Leaves produce a sweeter, gentler taste indicative to both green and white tea. Harvest or 'pluck' tea leaves during the warmer months. This shrub becomes multi-branched and can reach 10 feet tall and wide in 10 years with profuse shoots to harvest from. Or keep pruned to any size you like.
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:
Bloom Time: Late Summer
Soil Moisture: Average
Benefits: Bees, Butterflies
Deer Resistant: Unknown
BC Native: No
Native Habitat: Found in acidic soils in woodland areas and on mountain slopes.
Geogrpahical Origin: Asia and the Pacific - Asia - China and Japan
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