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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
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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:

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
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TreeGator® Jr. Watering Bag
TreeGator® Jr.


When you’re making an investment and effort in planting new trees in your landscape, you can assure their survival and growth by using TreeGator® - a truly simple and innovative drip irrigation system in a bag.

With hot summers and droughts the norm around the USA, TreeGator® is an absolute necessity to protect your new trees and shrubs.

TreeGator® is super easy to install without any tools, and it can easily be filled up with a standard garden hose or can even be connected to a rain barrel!

It's a super time saver that takes the worry out continually remembering whether you've watered your new tree or not. Plus, all the water that goes into the drip bag is used up with no waste, so TreeGator® is environmentally friendly with regard to water use.

DIEHARD Transplant
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Tea Plant (Camellia Sinensis)
Transplant Fertilizer
DIEHARD™ Transplant

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 need nutrition.

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


DIEHARD Transplant
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• Produces white, black and green tea
• Continual supply of fresh, antioxidant-rich tea
• Cold Hardy to 0F
• 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: 6-11

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 6-11
This plant is generally recommended for zones: 6-11
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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).

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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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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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
From Mahwah, NJ, US
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3 months ago
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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.
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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.
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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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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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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.
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Do you sell Camellia sinensis var. sinensis?
Linda N on Aug 17, 2014
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Due to cold weather in some parts of the country, we have suspended shipping to the areas that are shaded on the map below. Please view the diagram to determine if your area has been affected. This includes anyone in Growing Zones 2, 3 or 4. If you are unsure of your growing zone, visit our Growing Zone Finder.

We will resume normal shipping in the Spring. Please see the table below for your approximate ship date. If you live in a shaded area but wish to receive your product(s) now, please visit our contact us page here or call a customer service rep toll free at 888-504-2001.

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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. 
 
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$99+ 28% of order total

Will my Trees and Shrubs Look Like the Photographs?

Most trees and plants on the website are pictured in their mature form. Depending on the product and growth rate, mature development can take years for your plant to resemble the photos.

Picture the last time you took a walk in the woods. The young trees were not miniature bonsai versions of mature trees. Instead they were naturally thin and lanky. Young trees are programmed to race toward the light, before the competing vegetation crowds them out. Once established at 10 feet or more, they start developing a wide canopy and shedding lower limbs.





Potted Tree Dormant Tree Bare Root Tree
Late spring to early fall
trees are shipped potted
Some dormant trees
prefer to be potted
Most dormant trees shipped in the
late fall through spring arrive bare root

Bare Root trees are shipped without dirt or any green foliage showing. Some customers who have never planted bare root before, think that they received a "dead stick" with roots. These dormant trees are basically sleeping over the winter as most trees do. Because of their hibernation-like stage, this is a great way to transplant these trees. Since a bare root tree lacks foliage, they need very little moisture.


Most Trees and Shrubs are Pruned Before Shipping... at No Cost to You

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Pruning makes plants appear to be less-full than the ones you may have seen at your local big box garden center. A retailer's goal is to have plants look their best while sitting in the store. Our goal is to have them look the best after you plant them.

Pruned trees and shrubs not only travel better, but become established much quicker. So rather than supporting extra foliage, they put their energy into sending out deep roots. Once that happens, your plants become hardier and quickly explode with new top growth. Above the ground, pruning helps your plants develop a more attractive form.