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Tea Plant (Camellia Sinensis)

Tea Plant (Camellia Sinensis)

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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.

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Tea Plant (Camellia Sinensis)

Grow Your Own Tea Organically

Size:  1 Gallon

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List: $54.95
Sale: $36.82
6 at $34.98 ea.
Planting Mix for Camellias
Planting Mix

Helps your Tea Plant (Camellia Sinensis) get established in a fraction of the time, become more drought tolerant, and grow faster. Specially developed for plants that need a low pH. Here's how:

Mycorrhizal Fungi and 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 for acid loving plants. 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.

Soil Contents
Sale: $9.35
Tea Plant (Camellia Sinensis)
Fertilizer Tablets
Tea Plant (Camellia Sinensis)

Fertilizer Tablets

This patented formula is slow release and will provide the nutrients needed for the first year of your plants life. This fertilizer will not burn your roots and is easy to install. Simply space the tablets evenly around your plants roots when planting. Be sure to water thoroughly after.

Fertilizer Tablets
Sale: $6.67

• Produces white, black and green tea
• Continual supply of fresh, antioxidant-rich tea
• Grows in all 50 states
• Leaves can be dried easily in your own kitchen and stored all year round

Is your healthy cup of tea loaded with Pesticides? The studies on this are frightening.

It's reported that pesticides, long been banned in the US and EU, are commonly being used by overseas tea growers. Since most tea leaves are not washed, pesticides and other toxins go directly into your cup. Plus many of the brands we think are healthiest, could be the worst offenders.

Ironically, Tea is one of the Easiest plants you will ever grow. Outside of large commercial plantations... they are seldom bothered by insects or other problems. So you can grow them organically without the need for harmful chemicals.

If you live in zone 8 or higher, plant several outside your home. They make attractive flowering shrubs. If you live in the north... you can easily bring your tea plants inside for the winter. Put them near a window for an attractive house plant. You will love the fragrant flowers.

Tea plants like full sun to partial shade. They prefer a well-drained soil, rich with organic matter.

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 years crop is still available. You will Start saving money; Stop ingesting chemicals and Enjoy a better tasting, healthier tea.

You'll receive well rooted plants ready for fast growth.

Growing Zones: 4-11 patio / 8-11 outdoors

Mature Height: 10-15 ft.
Mature Width: 10-15 ft.
Sunlight: Full - Partial
Soil Conditions: Adaptable
Drought Tolerance: Good
Botanical Name: Camellia sinensis
Does not ship to: AZ, TN, TX
Growing Zones 4-11 patio / 8-11 outdoors
This plant is generally recommended for zones: 4-11 patio / 8-11 outdoors
(blue area above)

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Save Money

Save thousands by shopping in the convenience of your own home instead of paying a landscaper for trees that struggle.

Tree to Door

Receive well developed, large trees and shrubs that thrive in your area.  Varieties that are easy to grow, long lived, and trouble free.  Your plants are clearly marked for size, pruned to a nice pleasing shape, and are delivered right to your doorstep.

No Chemicals

We shun growth regulators and other chemicals that make plants look good in the stores but struggle to survive once planted.

Large Size

Some nurseries charge you for a taller tree then chop 1/3 off, so it will fit in a shorter box. This saves them on shipping but can harm your tree and make you wait longer for it to grow back.

Can I Plant Now?

Yes... Your Tea Plant (Camellia Sinensis) can be planted any time of year... even Winter. Roots will continue to grow on warm days, giving your tree a head-start for Spring. 

How do I Request a Different Ship Date?

Call us at 888-504-2001, email us or enter your requested ship date in our shopping cart next to the billing information section. 

Additional Info for Those Who Love to Read:

Orders are occasionally delayed if we see really bad weather approaching, or if we encounter unusual circumstances. A small number of our plants show a specific release date. If you purchase one of these and would like your other items sooner, just let us know. 
Amount of Order Shipping Charge
Less than $15 $8.95
$15.00-$23.99 $11.95
$24.00-$39.99 $14.95
$40.00-$79.99 $18.95
$80.00-$98.99 $23.95
$99+ 28%

It's Easy to Plant your Tea Plant (Camellia Sinensis)

Step 1 - Dig Your Hole

Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your Tea Plant (Camellia Sinensis).

If you're planting a hedge, mark out a visual guide by placing stakes five to six feet apart and looping string around them. Plant the where the stakes are and they'll grow together to make a dense privacy screen.

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 Tea Plant (Camellia Sinensis) 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 Tea Plant (Camellia Sinensis) 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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By: Marc Thomas
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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wherein nort tx can I get it anf will it flourish?
billy e on Jun 15, 2014
Best Answer: It depends on how far North you are. It gets a little too cold for it close to the Oklahoma border.
Reply · Allison BStaff on Jun 17, 2014
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Do you sell camellia sinensis var. assamica? Thank you.
Stephen N on Jun 2, 2014
Best Answer: You keep them warm in the winter. Anything below 50 and it hurts them so bring them indoors. But we do enjoy our tea
Reply · Barry H on Jun 3, 2014
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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 · Allison BStaff on Jun 25, 2014
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