Tea Plant (Camellia sinensis 'Rosea') in the Camellias Database

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 7a -17.8 °C (0 °F) to -15 °C (5 °F)
Leaves: Good fall color
Unusual foliage color
Evergreen
Fragrant
Other: Leaves are used for making tea
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Pink
Flower Time: Late winter or early spring
Spring
Late summer or early fall
Fall
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Provides winter interest
Culinary Herb
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Pollinators: Bees
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger

A young plant

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