Tea Tree

Camellia Sinensis Bonsai (probably)
Diary of Tea Tree Bonsai 

Camellia sinensis var. sinensis wasn't on the top of my list of herbs to get, but I thought it would be a great novelty. I rarely drink tea, but people I know enjoy it.  It could be a good learning experience.

2017 March 5 
Camellia Sinensis new leaf growth


Going around the yarden and seedlings taking photos with the macro lens.  It is a day to update the bonsai pages with records of new growth and any potential problems since spring is here.

The tea plant is no exception to a nice response to the warmer weather in the windowsill. It looks really good.  The leaves are quite dark and a new leaf is on the way. No idea how fast tea trees grow, but we will be finding out pretty soon.

2017 February 11


Camellia Sinensis
I purchased it from WellspringGardens.com, and it arrived in excellent condition.  It was transplanted into a 4" pot with some Mykos dusting around the roots. 

I'm not sure if this is the type for Chinese or Assam tea.  I don't know if there is a way to tell the difference based on the leaves.  The leaves are a bit saw toothed around the edges.