Camellia sinensis - Plant
Common name: tea
Bloom time: October to December
Height: 10.00 to 15.00 feet
Difficulty level: easy to grow
Planting & Care
Camellia sinensis can be grown in most moderate zones in the United States. Zones 7, 8 & 9 provide the most suitable outdoor climates althought it can be grown in greenhouses and/or protected areas in colder climate zones or used in containers where you could protect it from severe freezes.
Sunlight: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Soil: well-drained soil
Temprature: 10 °C
Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer
- Camellia sinensis has been considered an invasive pest species in a nature reserve in Tanzania.
- There are also reports of it spreading into Madagascan forests where it may have detrimental effects on the regeneration of native forests which are important lemur habitats.
It may be grown as a specimen or in small groups, or it may be trimmed as a hedge. In St. Louis, experimental plantings must be sited in well-protected locations around houses, foundations and patios or in containers that can be overwintered in greenhouses.
- used as a gargle or injection, for some digestive problems and to reduce sweating in fevers.
- In Tamil Nadu, tea leaves have been used homeopathically for mania, paralysis, nervousness, neuralgia and sleeplessness.
- The plant is used for ornamental purpose.
for medicinal use, please consult appropriate doctor before use.
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