Camellia sinensis Tea plant / Bush : 1.5L : 20-25cm High (exc pot)
Camellia sinensis is a species of evergreen shrub or small tree whose leaves and leaf buds are used to produce tea. It is of the genus Camellia, flowering plants in the family Theaceae. Common names include "tea plant", "tea shrub", and "tea tree" (not to be confused with Melaleuca alternifolia, the source of tea tree oil, or Leptospermum scoparium, the New Zealand teatree). Camellia sinensis is usually trimmed to below 2 m (6.6 ft) when cultivated for its leaves. It has a strong taproot and the flowers are yellow-white.
The 'Tea Plant' Camellia is a beautiful evergreen shrub which will be covered in small white flowers, and could even give you leaves and buds to make your very own green tea!
Camellia sinensis can grow in very acidic soils, and is fertilised by bees. It is half hardy, so if being grown in a pot will require to be bought inside, or protected from winter frosts.