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Tea Plant
Tea Plant
Tea Plant
Tea Plant
Tea Plant
Tea Plant
Tea Plant
Tea Plant
Tea Plant
Tea Plant
Tea Plant
Tea Plant
Tea Plant

Tea Plant

Brew tea with leaves grown in your own garden from this evergreen shrub
Grows to
Grows To
250 cm
400 cm
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Scented / Fragrant
Scented / Fragrant
Perfect In Pots
Perfect In Pots
Plant In Sunshine
Plant In Sunshine
Protect From Frost
Protect From Frost
Edible
Edible
Easy To Grow
Easy To Grow

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Item: 750049
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  • Make your own delicious cups of tea using leaves plucked from the garden, perfect for sharing
  • Fresh leaves emerge each spring, either use them straight away or dry them out for a more traditional taste
  • A low maintenance shrub once established, with glossy green leaves that offer an ideal backdrop for your beautiful perennials
  • This outstanding evergreen shrub even produces scented creamy flowers in autumn and winter to fill the garden with colour and fragrance
  • Supplied as an established plant in a 1.5L pot, ready for planting
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A novel and unique evergreen shrub that unlocks the door to home-made and delicious tea. Could there be anything more quintessentially British than producing tea leaves ready for the pot from your own garden?

This Tea Plant, also known as Camellia sinensis, is not just a striking shrub to look at, but also offers a use inside the kitchen, so pick leaves, add them to the teapot, then share a delicious hot beverage with friends and family – this is sure to be a talking point!

Fresh dark-green, lance-like leaves are produced each spring, which is the time when they are best for picking and placing into the pot. Or, dry the leaves before brewing for a more traditional taste. Typically, the uppermost leaf buds are picked to make tea, however you could try mixing it up and using older leaves to see how the flavour varies.

What’s more, this shrub is so easy to grow and look after, offering a low-maintenance solution for more-or-less any garden, with a flurry of fragrant white flowers in autumn and winter.

You will even be able to pick a few leaves in the first year after planting, but it is recommended to limit the number of leaves plucked for the first three years to help the plant to establish, resulting in a bigger shrub in years to come with more leaves – and even more tea!

The Tea Plant makes a perfect patio plant in a container, but will also thrive in a flower border alongside your favourite perennials, as the dark shade of the leaves acts as an idyllic backdrop for vibrant blooms.

Supplied as an established plant in a 1.5L pot, ready for planting.

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Item 750049 supplied as:
1 x 1.5L Pot

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You'll be able to pick a few leaves in the first year, so that you can try making your very own tea – although it’s best to limit yourself for the first 2-3 years of growth so that your tea plant will establish and become bigger with more fresh leaves in years to come.

Care Information

Caring for your Tea Plant is very straight forward...

  • Water plants frequently during the first two years – generally two or three times a week during summer, using rainwater whenever possible.
  • Your plant will fall dormant during winter, but in spring will burst to life, when you can start picking the freshest young leaves.
  • Prune back to 3 to 4 feet every few years to keep the plant bushy and producing fresh leaves.
  • Traditionally, the uppermost leaf buds on each stem are picked, although you may want to try with some of the older leaves or even stems and see how the flavour varies.
  • Protect plants from cold, dry winds and early morning sun and water in dry weather to prevent bud drop. Apply a balanced liquid fertiliser in mid-spring and again in June, plus mulch annually with shredded bark or well-rotted leaf mould.
  • Protect container-grown Tea Plants in winter by wrapping with bubble wrap or hessian.
  • For the first two or three years during the winter, we suggest either bringing your plant indoors or protecting it from prolonged or sharp frosts with horticultural fleece.

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400 cm
250 cm
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