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Photo of camellia sinensis leaves with cup of tea on table
Camellia sinensis leaves can be picked and processed into black tea. Photo by Marshall Hinsley
Photo of camellia sinensis leaves
Camellia sinensis' evergreen foliage is suitable for landscaping an east- or a south-facing wall where sunlight is dappled by an overhead canopy of trees. Photo by Marshall Hinsley
Photo of camellia sinensis plant tag with flower
Tea shrubs bloom October through November, which gives pollinators a source for nectar when little else does. Photo by Marshall Hinsley