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Tea

Camellia reticulata

Full Shade
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

H5

RHS hardiness

-15°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

15m

Max

5m

5m

Min

2m

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Tea Overview

A loose branched shrub or tree growing up to 15m. The leaves are 8 to 11cms long and elliptical dark green above and paler green below with conspicuous veins. The flowers are red pink or white, single, semi-double or double.

Common problems with Tea

How to propagate Tea

Cuttings

You can propagate by semi-ripe or hardwood cuttings from mid-summer to early winter.

Grafting

Grafting.

Layering

Simple layering in late winter or early spring.

Other uses of Tea

Grown for their flowers and foliage. Suitable for coastal conditions.