Camellia sinensis var sinensis "Small Leaf" seeds
Open-pollinated seeds harvested from the "Small Leaf" plants in our tea garden.
Harvested in October, the current crop is ready to ship and will be ready to plant as early as December. We store the seeds under refrigeration which satisfies the stratification requirements. These seedlings are variable and can have larger leaves especially as young plants.
About C. sinensis "Small Leaf":
These seedlings develop into excellent landscape shrubs with a compact and container friendly branching habit. Medium-green leaves with irregular serrations remain less than 4" x 2.5" at maturity. This cold-hardy variety is widely grown in Japan and favored for producing mild-flavored tea.
10 year size: 6'T x 6'W
**Seed orders are processed as time allows and are shipped via USPS. Please allow up to two weeks for delivery.