Tea, Korean Tea Seedling
This is the plant that green and black tea are made from. The small leaves of new growth are picked and processed differently depending on the type of tea being made. These plants are hardy and productive, and can grow in full sun to part shade as long as they are not scorched. Tea likes rich, well-drained, acidic soil. Will eventually grow to 8′.
USDA Zone: 7-10
Time to productivity: About 2 years depending on conditions.
Ripening time: Summer.
Size: 8′ at maturity, often kept smaller.