- Melaleuca alternifolia
- Thea sinensis
- Camellia thea
- Thea viridis
- Thea bohea
- Cháhuā, literally: "tea flower"
- Tea plant
- Tea shrub
- Assam tea
- Tea Tree Camellia
Camellia sinensis (sy-NEN-sis), otherwise known as tea, is a edible plant of the Theaceae family.
−17.8 °C to −15 °C
Plant hardiness is a geographically defined area in which a plant is capable of growing. It's defined by climatic conditions, including its ability to withstand the minimum temperatures of the zone. For example, a plant that is described as "hardy to zone 10" means that the plant can withstand a minimum temperature of −1 °C (30 °F).
The extremes of winter cold are a major determinant of whether a plant species can be cultivated outdoors at a particular location; however, the USDA hardiness zones have a number of drawbacks if used without supplementary information. The zones do not incorporate summer heat levels into the zone determination; thus sites which may have the same mean winter minima, but markedly different summer temperatures, will be accorded the same hardiness zone.
- 4 m (13ft) by 2.5 m (8ft) at a slow rate
DimensionsCamellia sinensis can grow up to 4m tall , and up to 2.5m wide.
This gives it a total volume of 10m3.
- Full sun to part shade
- Foliage Habit
- sub-lanceolate, elliptical, oblong, oval
- Foliage Texture
- Lots of Water
- used to flavor several commercial food and beverage products, including alcoholic beverages, frozen dairy products, candy, baked goods, gelatin, and pudding
- Green tea is currently being studied for its beneficial uses, and as a treatment for a number of different conditions and illnesses like Anxiety, Cancer Prevention, Diabetes, Weight Loss, Insect bites, Rashes and Sunburns
- Disease Susceptibility
- Camellia Dieback & Canker caused by the fungus Glomerella cingulata.
- 4 years
- 1-2 months
- Days to Maturity
- full 2-3 years from germination until a plant is fully matured
- Propagation Methods
- seeds or cuttings