Growing Zones: 4-5 patio / 6-9 outdoors(hardy down to 0℉) 4-5 patio / 6-9 outdoors
- Mature Height:
- 8-10 ft.
- Mature Width:
- 4-6 ft.
- Growth Rate:
- Botanical Name:
- Camellia Sinensis Red Leaf
- Does Not Ship To:
- AZ, TN, TX
Grow Your Own Tea on a Beautiful Flowering Shrub
The Red Leaf Tea Plant allows you to harvest your own endless supply of tealeaves only a few steps away, in the comfort of your own yard and home. The leaves you harvest yourself for brewing will taste stronger and more flavorful than the teas commonly found in grocery stores.
How do you like your tea, green, white, or black? You can easily dry your tealeaves and mix them with your favorite ingredients like blueberries or mint to craft your favorite tea flavors. There are a ton of possibilities! Just remember to pick the newest growth at the top of your plant for the most flavor.
With each sip of your tea you’ll be naturally nourishing your body and providing yourself with tons of health benefits. Red Leaf Tea Leaves are loaded with anti oxidants to protect your eyes, hair and skin, tannins to clean your body of toxins, zinc, potassium and more to give your immune system a boost.
Along with a constant supply of tealeaves you’ll have a unique shrub that fills the landscape with year round beauty. The new growth is red once it emerges, before turning a shade of lush green. Plant your tea plants in rows for a privacy hedge or border rows, or train them as trees to accent the garden.
In the fall the Red Leaf Tea Plant erupts with soft, pink blossoms all over the branches. They glow out in the landscape and fill it with a sweet floral fragrance while other plants are entering dormancy.
Red Leaf Tea Plants are low maintenance shrubs with a high tolerance for droughts and heat. Once you plant them they will thrive on their own without needing to be constantly checked on or cared for.
This tea variety is recommended for growing zones 7 – 9, but will flourish in containers. If you live farther north than zone 7 simply place your Red Leaf Tea Plants in pots and bring indoors for the colder months.
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Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately, however some orders may ship in 1-2 business days (we do not ship on the weekends) from date of purchase. As noted on the website, some items are seasonal, and may only ship in spring or fall. Once your order is shipped, you'll receive an email with a tracking number.
|Amount of Order||Shipping Charge|
|Less than $15||$11.95|
You can still order, but due to cold weather, we have delayed shipping to the areas shaded on the map below. We want your new plant to thrive right out of the box, so we will wait on shipping your order until the weather is ideal. This includes anyone in
Growing Zones 3, 4, 5 or 6. 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.
|Growing Zone||Shipping Resumes|
|Zones 3 & 4||Week of April 29th|
|Zones 5||Week of April 14th|
|Zones 6||Week of April 7th|
|Zones 11||Ships Now!|