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Camellia sinensis 'Rosea'
Camellia sinensis 'Rosea'
Camellia sinensis 'Rosea'

Camellia sinensis 'Rosea'

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Pink Flowering Tea. This selection of tea produces soft pink flowers on a medium size plant of 4-6 feet and has deep burgundy new growth. It actually is a more prolific bloomer than the previous selection, with a number of flowers at every node. It is somewhat more restrained in growth than the above and makes a very handsome plant in the landscape. You will definitely like it. Part shade to full sun. This plant came to Clemson U. from the Bureau of Plant Introductions (now a defunct branch of the USDA) when I was a student in the mid 60's. I planted it out in the garden, which is now the South Carolina Botanical Garden. In 1992, the day of the dedication of the gardens as the official botanical garden of South Carolina, Bill Head and I looked until we found it where I had originally planted it hidden away up in the head of the duck pond. It was only about 24" tall and 3' across. We got cuttings from it then and have since been able to introduce it to the horticultural world.

Zones 6-9