Camellia Forest Nursery

Camellia Forest Nursery

Camellia Forest Nursery

Address 620 Highway 54 West
Chapel Hill, NC 27516
Email CamelliaForest@gmail.com
Link http://www.camforest.com
Phone (919) 968-0504
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Camellia Forest Nursery is a mail order nursery specializing in Camellias as well as unusual Trees and Shrubs from Asia. We grow and ship healthy plants with the utmost of care. We offer Historic Camellia Collections as mentioned in the February 2014 issue of Southern Living Magazine!  Come visit! The Nursery is open every Saturday year round from 10am-4pm. Please call ahead to schedule a weekday appointment.

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Our Camellias Striving to bring you showy, garden-worthy plants, we work to offer exceptional flowers, vigorous growth, cold-hardiness, disease resistance and one-of-a-kind Camellias. New plants include our own introductions from our breeding program, older varieties that have proven to have good qualities and recent introductions from other breeders. We try to offer Camellias that represent the wide variation in the genus: from small and simple-flowered to a myriad of wild forms and large, many-petaled hybrids.

 

Camellia sinensis (The Tea Plant)
 
These varieties are the plants from which green, black, white, and oolong tea are produced. Each type (green vs. black) is made using different processing before drying of the leaves. We have made tea from many of these varieties and found the taste to be very similar from one variety to the next if the same processing is used. I'm sure a professional tea taster could tell the difference between large leaf and small leaf tea, but I can't taste any difference.
 
Tea is harvested many times a year (as often as every 10 days), so a large plant can produce quite a bit of tea, but a hedge may be needed to supply a family with a daily supply. Freshly made tea is superior to tea which has been stored for even a few months.
 
Many of these are grown from open-pollinated seed and tea is known to hybridize freely with other types of tea, so these may bot be the pure and true varieties. These seedlings do have the general characteristics of each variety.