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Camellia sinensis (tea plant wanted)
« on: September 26, 2019, 05:42:59 PM »

   Does any one have this tea plant? I checked and found that many sources claimed this Chinese tea plant can be grown in zone 5-9. Either seeds or plants.
  I bought a bag of tea plant seeds on Ebay from a seller in China, but they sold all floaters. It's been 3 months and nothing germinated yet.

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Re: Camellia sinensis (tea plant wanted)
« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2019, 11:11:31 AM »
Hello. Tea plants should be easy to find. These are some places I found established plants after a quick search online.

https://www.logees.com/tea-camellia-sinensis.html
https://www.etsy.com/search/home-and-living/outdoor-and-garden?q=camellia+sinensis

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Re: Camellia sinensis (tea plant wanted)
« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2019, 10:07:43 PM »
There are several main types of tea plant cultivars.

1) Camellia sinensis var. sinensis is from China and is the most cold tolerant, with small leaf size.

2) Camellia sinensis var. cambodia is from Cambodia, with medium leaf size.

3) Camellia sinensis var. assamica is from India, with large leaf size.

 I am looking for the one from China for its cold hardiness. I tried to avoid seller from Florida because they very likely sell the low cold tolerant types of Camellia sinensis. Unfortunately, I'd also lost my faith on those sellers from China since I bought seeds from China and none of the seeds germinated.

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Re: Camellia sinensis (tea plant wanted)
« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2019, 10:10:40 PM »
I've recently bought 2 tea plant seedlings from amazon.com and they both look very healthy. I will try to grow them for 1 more year in the pots before testing them outside unprotected.

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Re: Camellia sinensis (tea plant wanted)
« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2019, 10:27:14 PM »
Ive seen them for sale in supermarket here in zone 6.But i toght its only a decorative plant.

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Re: Camellia sinensis (tea plant wanted)
« Reply #5 on: October 03, 2019, 10:02:23 AM »
Best place I know of: https://camforest.com/collections/tea-camellias (in the US)

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Re: Camellia sinensis (tea plant wanted)
« Reply #6 on: October 07, 2019, 12:44:11 AM »
Oh didn't see your recent posts read this a week ago (interesting)
They can survive In Gorgia ever heard of the (SC) charleston Tea Plantation
https://www.charlestonteaplantation.com/

Not what you asked But have you ever heard about Franklinia alatamaha (could survive even zone 5)
 Gordonia lasianthus (loblolly bay) or
 Stewartia malacodendron, the silky camellia
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Re: Camellia sinensis (tea plant wanted)
« Reply #7 on: October 07, 2019, 12:46:44 AM »
try to contact them could work

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Re: Camellia sinensis (tea plant wanted)
« Reply #8 on: October 07, 2019, 11:34:11 AM »
If you don't have any luck, I sell plants of the cultivar 'Teabreeze' at my online nursery, www.wanderlustnursery.com. I have plenty in stock now.

 

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