Evergreen, Shrubs, Flowers
Native to eastern and southern Asia. There are over 3,000 named kinds, and the range in color, size, and form is remarkable. The genus includes the plant from which we get tea, but most garden plants are robust shrubs that flower in winter or spring.
Mid- to late season. This medium, spreading growerproduces a profusion of smallsingle pink flowers blotchedwhite, often with pink and whitealternating petals.
‘William Hertrich’ hasvery large, semidouble, deepred flowers with heavy petals.
‘Mandalay Queen’ has verylarge semidouble pink flowerswith fluted petals.
‘Buddha’ has a very large, rose-pink flower; inner petals unusually erect and wavy. Fast grower.