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Camellia sinensis
Camellia sinensis


 
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Camellia sinensis is the common tea plant, native to the southern parts of China, Japan and Korea and from which tea has been produced for thousands of years. In the UK it is sufficiently hardy to be planted outside in most areas - in fact there are now tea plantations in both Cornwall and Scotland!

It should be treated as any other camellia and grown in moist, acidic soil in sun or (ideally) part shade. The plants benefit from good air circulation - the leaves have a tendency to develop brown edges overwinter, particularly if the humidity is too high, but the new growth will come through unaffected. Small, white, scented, single flowers are produced in late autumn, and in spring the young leaves can be picked and dried for tea.

As a species in the wild, Camellia sinensis is very variable, and over the years different forms have been collected and cultivated. We grow two distinct varieties - one, which is more compact, with a smaller leaf , and the other, a more vigorous plant, with a larger leaf. However, the differences between the two are not great, and either can be used for growing tea. For more information see our Knowledge Base article.

We also have 1 litre plants available that have been grown from seed, and so are not a clearly defined type of Camellia sinensis, but do vary in leaf size. As seedlings, they may well not produce flowers for a few years, whereas all our other plants are grown from cuttings and so will flower as young plants.







Item# Item Name Our Price Qty Add
C.sin-0001 Camellia sinensis (seedling) - 1 Litre pot size
£10.50 (£8.75 exc VAT)
C.sin-0002s Camellia sinensis (small leaf) - 2 Litre pot size
£16.50 (£13.75 exc VAT)
C.sin-0002l Camellia sinensis (large leaf) - 2 Litre pot size
£16.50 (£13.75 exc VAT)
C.sin-0003s Camellia sinensis (small leaf) - 10 Litre pot size
£55.00 (£45.83 exc VAT)
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Tea plants and their arrival July 2, 2016
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from London, GL England  
Thank you so much - the plants arrived in fab condition and are the best packaged plants that I have ever received by post.

Whoever looks after your packaging is a genius - everything was in place and nothing was damaged.

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Camellia sinensis var sinensis June 27, 2016
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Sidmouth, DV England  
These healthy plants arrived promptly and in good condition with very full cultivation instructions and other information documentation. Excellent service from nursery and carrier.

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Tea June 1, 2016
Reviewer: James Mansell from Holsworthy, DV England  
Tea plant arrived very well packaged with great instructions too

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Satisfaction to a "Tee" June 1, 2016
Reviewer: Joe Day from Warrington, CH England  
I recently bought a tea  (camelia) plant.
It came ahead of schedule arrived within minutes of the time given by the carrier and was very securely packed. It is a high quality plant and we will certainly use you again andf recommend you to friends.

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Feedback May 25, 2016
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from FOXTON, CM England  
Super plant and friendly, efficient staff.
Many thanks.

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