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Cold Hardy Tea Plant for Sale

Cold Hardy Tea Plant for Sale

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This is one of my absolute favorite plants. Fresh tea is healthier and you will be surprised at how much better it tastes. Grow several bushes so you never run out.


Cold Hardy Tea Plant

Grow Your Own Tea Organically


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Cold Hardy Tea Plant Planting Mix

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Beneficial Bacteria... It's like a Probiotic for your tree... creating an explosion of fine hair roots that vastly improves nutrient and water uptake.

Course Organic Compost... loosens and improves all types of soils while promoting proper pH levels. You get better drainage and moisture retention.

Microbial Fertilizers... including Sea Kelp, Yucca, and 100 other elements proven to gently feed your tree without burning the roots.

Use 1-2 bags of Planting Mix for each plant ordered.


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Get your new plants off to the right start by using DIEHARD™ Transplant.

This soil amendment contains 16 strains of mycorrhizal fungi, biostimulants, beneficial bacteria and Horta-Sorb® water management gel.

Simply sprinkle the product into the planting hole adjacent to the root ball when planting.

The organisms will start to work right away supplying the roots with much needed nutrition.

The specially formulated Horta-Sorb® will reduce transplant stress and aid in water retention.

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1 oz. Per Ft. High Bare Root Plant

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Grow your own hardy Cold Hardy tea plants to enjoy truly superior tea! This is a descendent of the original tea plant, first used in China thousands of years ago for medicinal purposes, and one of the hardiest of all the Camellia sinensis, with smaller, narrower leaves especially favored for making green and oolong tea. Freshly made tea is far superior to tea stored for even a few months, and you can enjoy unmatched flavor and freshness by growing your own and using age-old and simple techniques (see the instructions below) to grow and process your own tea! They take well to pot culture, so people in colder areas can grow their own tea, too, and bring the plants indoors for the winter.

A few plants will supply you with a lifetime of delicious tea, fresh and as pure as possible! Though tea plants need some time to become established before being harvested, you can start picking some leaves after 2 or 3 years, and by 5 years, a single plant should yield enough to fill all your tea-drinking needs. If you want to grow for several people, allow one plant per person, and you’ll never need to buy tea again! The tea plant is very long-lived (one ancient specimen is over 1700 years old!!) and will grow to a very large shrub if left on its own. To use it for tea production, which uses only the new growth at stem tips, you will want to keep it pruned to about 3 or 4 feet to make it easy to harvest, and to keep it producing fresh new stems. 

When you grow it yourself, you know your tea is pure and healthy! In today’s world, the best way to have peace of mind that no chemicals or pesticides are used on your food is to grow it yourself! This lets you enjoy all the delicious flavor of tea, as wholesome and pure as you can make it. Using fresh, untreated leaves also lets you enjoy to the maximum the numerous possible health benefits from the phytochemicals and antioxidants contained in your tea. 
It makes an attractive hedge, with deliciously fragrant flowers. If you are growing for several people, a hedge is a great way to grow your plants. And, in fall and winter, you’ll have the added bonus, of small white flowers that will perfume the area with their delicious fragrance!

Save thousands of dollars! A few plants will pay for themselves in as little as one month! After that it's Free Tea for you, your kids, your grand kids and their kids lives... because tea plants will produce for over 100 years.

Just snip off the leaves and dry. Use them fresh or store them. Some people like to grow extra to give away as healthy gifts.

Go ahead and order your tea plants now, while this year's crop is still available. You will start saving money; stop ingesting chemicals and enjoy a better tasting, healthier tea.Grow your own hardy Chinese tea plants to enjoy truly superior tea! This is a descendent of the original tea plant, first used in China thousands of years ago for medicinal purposes, and one of the hardiest of all the Camellia sinensis, with smaller, narrower leaves especially favored for making green and oolong tea. Freshly made tea is far superior to tea stored for even a few months, and you can enjoy unmatched flavor and freshness by growing your own and using age-old and simple techniques (see the instructions below) to grow and process your own tea! They take well to pot culture, so people in colder areas can grow their own tea, too, and bring the plants indoors for the winter.

A few plants will supply you with a lifetime of delicious tea, fresh and as pure as possible! Though tea plants need some time to become established before being harvested, you can start picking some leaves after 2 or 3 years, and by 5 years, a single plant should yield enough to fill all your tea-drinking needs. If you want to grow for several people, allow one plant per person, and you’ll never need to buy tea again! The tea plant is very long-lived (one ancient specimen is over 1700 years old!!) and will grow to a very large shrub if left on its own. To use it for tea production, which uses only the new growth at stem tips, you will want to keep it pruned to about 3 or 4 feet to make it easy to harvest, and to keep it producing fresh new stems. 

When you grow it yourself, you know your tea is pure and healthy! In today’s world, the best way to have peace of mind that no chemicals or pesticides are used on your food is to grow it yourself! This lets you enjoy all the delicious flavor of tea, as wholesome and pure as you can make it. Using fresh, untreated leaves also lets you enjoy to the maximum the numerous possible health benefits from the phytochemicals and antioxidants contained in your tea. 
It makes an attractive hedge, with deliciously fragrant flowers. If you are growing for several people, a hedge is a great way to grow your plants. And, in fall and winter, you’ll have the added bonus, of small white flowers that will perfume the area with their delicious fragrance!


Save thousands of dollars! A few plants will pay for themselves in as little as one month! After that it's Free Tea for you, your kids, your grand kids and their kids lives... because tea plants will produce for over 100 years.

Just snip off the leaves and dry. Use them fresh or store them. Some people like to grow extra to give away as healthy gifts.

Go ahead and order your tea plants now, while this year's crop is still available. You will start saving money; stop ingesting chemicals and enjoy a better tasting, healthier tea.



Growing Zones: 7-9

Mature Height: 10-15 ft.
Mature Width: 10-15 ft.
Sunlight: Full - Partial
Soil Conditions: Adaptable
Drought Tolerance: Good
Botanical Name: Camellia sinensis var. sinensis f. macrophylla.
Does not ship to: AZ, TN, TX
Growing Zones 7-9
This plant is recommended for zones: 7-9
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It's Easy to Plant your Cold Hardy Tea Plant


Step 1 - Dig Your Hole

Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your Cold Hardy Tea Plant.

First, dig each hole so that it is just shallower than the root ball and at least twice the width.

Then loosen the soil in the planting hole so the roots can easily break through.

Use your shovel or try dragging the points of a pitch fork along the sides and bottom of the hole.



Step 2 - Place Your Plant

Next, separate the roots of your Cold Hardy Tea Plant gently with your fingers and position them downward in the hole.

The top of the root flare, where the roots end and the trunk begins, should be about an inch above the surrounding soil.

Then make sure the plant is exactly vertical in the hole.

To make it just right, use a level.

Step 3 - Backfill Your Hole

As you backfill the hole, apply water to remove air pockets.

Remove debris like stones and grass and completely break up any dirt clumps.

Water your Cold Hardy Tea Plant again after the transplant is complete.

To help retain some of that moisture, it's recommended that you place mulch around each plant to a depth of 2"-3" up to but not touching the trunk. Organic mulches such as wood chips also help to better soil structure as they decompose.

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This plant is great! I have saved hundreds of dollars growing my own tea. Their really is nothing like a fresh cup of tea. I will definitely be buying a third tea plant!
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December 31, 2012
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1 year ago
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4
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The Plants are still going even after a few days of freeze
No doubt growing your own Tea plant would be a cool thing to do. I ordered two plants, and placed them in different locations in the yard to give a higher chance of survival. I ordered last summer, and now January 6th, they are doing fine despite a very cold week, even freezing temperatures over-night. We live in San Diego, so the days warm up nicely. My negative comment is that Fast-Growing-Trees could have saved a lot of money by not shipping these plants IN DIRT. The weight alone cost me way more than was necessary. There are other lighter mediums and ways to ship these plants so that a customer does not have to endure the high cost of shipping. Being in the agriculture business for 25 years, and shipping and receiving product; I was a little shocked they sent me plants in WET DIRT. Besides that I am satisfied.
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January 6, 2015
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10 months ago
Growing Zone:
9
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Doing well
I have mine in a plant indoors and it seems to be doing well so far!!
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October 9, 2014
Mahwah, NJ, US
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1 year ago
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Great tea plant - arrived well packaged. It is doing well on our front porch in Georgia!
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November 9, 2014
Atlanta, GA, US
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1 year ago
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New to tea
I planted my tea plant in the fall. (Not ideal). It seems to holding up after cold snaps. I tried to cover it up when I thought a freeze was coming, but I missed it once or twice. My plant doesn't seem to have suffered. We will see how it is in the spring.
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February 5, 2015
Purchased
9 months ago
Poor little Camellia Sinensis
Sadly, the tea plant doesn't appear to have survived the trip. He was well packed and arrived in a timely manner; but, just couldn't handle the stress. I want to try again in the Spring when the weather is more clement because I am really looking forward to growing this most interesting plant in my garden.
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November 17, 2014
AR, US
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1 year ago
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tea trees
3 gal plant is beautiful , is healthy looks great. The one gal trees didnt do as well but are starting to come around
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July 25, 2015
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5 months ago
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The tea plant had a slow start. But after we give it 6 to8 hours of it has really started growing good. We love our Co hardyt plant can't wait to get another one
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July 24, 2015
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6 months ago
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tea
It has being over three to four months since I planned the tree. It has grow about 1/2 inches.
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August 5, 2015
west park, FL, US
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5 months ago
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10
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Cold hardy tea plant
I am so happy to have found this company! So many unusual and challenging (in a fun way) species of trees!
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July 29, 2015
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1 month ago
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How old is this one gallon tea
plant?
shoyt on Oct 27, 2014
Best Answer: received them about three weeks ago? Unsure of how old they were when arrived
Reply · Report · karen w on Jul 25, 2015
Do you sell Camellia sinensis var. sinensis?
Linda N on Aug 17, 2014
Best Answer: Yes, we sell the C. sinensis var. sinensis f. macrophylla. It is a slightly larger-leaved form of the Chinese tea plant, and comes fromt eh Chines tradition rather than the Indian Assam ttradition.
Reply · Report · KarenStaff on Jul 9, 2015
How can one plant create three different types of tea (black, white and green)? and also, What do you mean by fruit? (I though tea is made of leaves or flowers)
Ericka on Dec 5, 2014
Best Answer: Tea is made from the leaves of this bush. Usually the young leaves and buds of the plant are used. All types of tea come from the same leaves, how the leaves are processed and dried after picking is what makes it black, green or oolong tea. Green tea comes from very young leaves that are wilted or steamed and then dried. Black tea usually uses more mature leaves and they are slightly crushed and then roasted or baked to fully oxidize the leaves. Oolong is made by multiple roastings and very slow drying and aging. It is the most complex tea in flavor and processing.
Reply · Report · Phillip H on Jan 6, 2015
Are your tea plants grown organically? Chemical free? What pesticides are used, if any?
K B on Mar 11, 2015
Best Answer: The tea plants cannot be shipped organic because the government forces plants to be sprayed before being shipped. We use a very mild chemicals and the minimum spraying allowed because we share the same concerns as you on pesticides.
Reply · Report · Marc on Jul 29, 2015
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why can't tea trees be shipped to texas?
cindy w on Jun 19, 2014
Best Answer: Texas has agricultural laws put in place that prevent us from legally shipping the Cameilla Sinenis there.
Reply (1) · Report · Allison BStaff on Jun 25, 2014
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Can you list the botanical name of the tea plant? I don't see it listed.
Michelle N on Apr 1, 2015
Best Answer: Camellia sinensis var. sinensis f. macrophylla. It is a slightly larger-leaved version of the tea plant used in the Chinese tradition, not the Indian Assam tradition.
Reply · Report · KarenStaff on Jul 9, 2015
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What about humidity during the over-wintering inside?
Marina H on Aug 11, 2014
Best Answer: It can survive through winters if you plan it in a big pot and bring in door. My mom was able to make some green tea from fresh leaves during winter. It we love this plan. Very healthy and produces good tea leaves, beautiful white flowers.
Reply · Report · huong v on Aug 12, 2014
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how big around does this plant git?
matthew n on May 14, 2015
Best Answer: If left unpruned, it will grow about 10-15 feet wide.
Reply · Report · KarenStaff on Jul 9, 2015
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I live in zone seven can I still plant tea tree outside safely?
dawn k on Sep 27, 2014
Best Answer: Tea plants prefer a rich and moist growing location in full to part sun, and can be grown in USDA climate zones 7 - 9. I would protect them if your area gets frost, since they are subtropical. Good luck! Mine just sat there year one but is beginning to really take off now in year two.
Reply · Report · Suzanne N on Sep 28, 2014
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Do you sell camellia sinensis var. assamica? Thank you.
Stephen N on Jun 2, 2014
Best Answer: This is the Camellia sinensis variety.
Reply · Report · Justin FStaff on Jun 3, 2014
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Is this evergreen?
Kathryn F on Apr 21, 2015
Best Answer: Yes! This plant has dark green foliage year round.
Reply · Report · Marc on Jul 29, 2015
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can you grow these indoors?
Leslie S on Oct 11, 2014
Best Answer: Yes. I've grown mine inside for almost one year. I live in NJ zone 6.
Reply · Report · Steve S on Oct 11, 2014
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what type of cultivar?
Chirz on Jun 25, 2015
Best Answer: It is Camellia sinensis var. sinenesis f. macrophylla. There is some disagreement about its Latin name amongst the botanical nomenclature folk, but it definitely comes from the Chinese tradition, rather than the more modern tea production of India. It is a small- or narrow-leaf Chinese tea plant with a slightly larger leaf (if that makes sense!). Hope this tells you what you want to know!
Reply · Report · KarenStaff on Jul 2, 2015
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Will it survive in New Jersey? I am in zone 7. Thanks.
Ann W on Jun 12, 2015
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