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Exotic Flower - Camellia Flower & Tea Plant.  

Camellia Flower - Camellia sasanqua, Camellia japonica -
Hardy in zone 7, 8, 9 and (with protection) in zone 6 - 
Prefers moist, well-drained, acid soil in partial shade

Natives of China, Japan, and SouthEast Asia with glorious elegant flowers of deep, bright, vivid colors and light fragrance. Displayed at Korean weddings as far back as 1200 BC, camellias represent longevity and faithfulness. Today, Camellia is the state flower of Alabama. Camellias are known as "The Queen of Ornamental Shrubs" for their flowers, blooming season, foliage, fragrance, and growth habit.

Leaves are glossy and remains deep, shiny-green all year. Container plants grow to 4 to 6 feet. Plants can withstand temperature as low as -10 Celcius. High temperatures and long days are needed to develop their flower buds. But cool temperatures and short days are required for these buds to open.

Camellia Flower plant is in the same family as the Tea plant. These are meanings of camellia flowers, according to 'The Language of Flowers':

  • CAMELLIA - Admiration, Perfection, Good Luck Gift, Gratitude
  • CAMELLIA (PINK) - Longing
  • CAMELLIA (RED) - You're a flame in my heart
  • CAMELLIA (WHITE) - Adoration, Perfection, Loveliness
Mid-size plant , flowering or ready-to-flower -- 
Choice of red, pink, or white flowers

Plant in 7" pot - $35.00 each

Full-size plant , flowering or ready-to-flower -- 
Choice of red, pink, or white flowers

Plant in 8-10" pot - $50.00 each



Tea Plant - Camellia sinensis -
The leaves of this plant is used to make many kinds of tea.
New growth (the few leaves at top of branches) are used to make green tea: dry them in the shade for half-day, then simmer in an uncovered pot for an hour.


Camellia sinensis Seeds, Tea Plant Seeds : $1 for 2 seeds

Plant in 6" pot , upto 1-ft high - $20.00

Plant in 7" pot, 1-2 ft high - $35.00

Plant in 8-10" pot, 2-3 ft high - $50




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