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Camellia sinensis 'Small Leaf'


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

Height: 6-10'

Width: 5-8'

Primary Bloom Colour: White/Cream

Secondary Bloom Colour: Yellow

Class: Evergreen

Type: Shrub

Bloom Time:

Soil Moisture: Average

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: Yes

Berries: No

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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