Tea

Scientific Name: 
Camellia sinensis
Family Name: 
Theaceae
Place of Origin: 
East and South Asia
Plant Description: 
Evergreen plant propogated by seed or cutting. The plant is constantly pruned to a height of about 1m to encourage new growth. The tea plants produce abundant foilage, a yellow-white flower and a berry.
Plant Height: 
Pruned to 1m to allow easy harvesting
Plant Use: 
Beverage
Medicinal
Dye
Harvest Period: 
Plant needs to be 3 years old before harvesting. Havest new growth only.
Annual, Biannual or Perennial: 
Perennial
Plant Type: 
Shrub
Climate: 
Sub-Tropical
Tropical
Deciduous or Evergreen: 
Evergreen

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