The Large Leaf Tea Tree is a Camellia sinensis cultivar that has the same qualities as the common tea plant, but with much larger leaves. This easy to grow tree is a giant leaf version of the same Tea Tree that provides us with green tea, black tea, and white tea. Large Leaf Tea Trees can be grown in-ground within USDA Hardiness Zones 7 to 11, or in pots in Zones 4 to 11. They like shade, are evergreen, and the plants bloom fragrant white flowers in late fall. Plant a few of these sturdy Large Leaf Tea Trees in your edible landscape and make your own fresh tea any time.
Large Leaf Tea Trees will grow to twenty feet tall and ten to fifteen feet wide when planted in the ground, or somewhat smaller if growing in pots. Large Leaf Tea Trees are also great plants for growing into hedges. The slow-growing plants like to be trimmed, and the leaves can be used at any time, unlike fruit that must bloom and ripen. Fresh, delightful, home grown tea from your own Large Leaf Tea Tree is something you are sure to enjoy, and growing these deep green shrubs is both easy and rewarding.