Camellia sinensis 'Super Sochi'
Selected from some very special plants in our Tea Gardens, this cultivar displays significantly larger leaves and more vigorous growth than the original 'Sochi' plants while displaying the same color and similar cold hardiness. This clone can have leaves up to 8 inches long when growing very vigorously. The original plant probably has 25 stems coming from the ground so it develops into a very bushy plant although it can be gangly when young.
10 year size: 8'T x 8'W
About C. sinensis "Sochi":
Developed at Russian tea plantations, these plants have glossy, medium-green leaves of moderate size. Growers in Zone 6b have reported good cold hardiness and vigor.
Average mature leaf size: 4.5" x 2.5"