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WTB: Camellia Sinensis

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Anyone that may know of some viable seeds, cuttings or plants. I'd love to buy some off ya! :)

Very interested in how different teas are made from the same plant.

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Last I checked Diggers had 2 types. I also got a whole bunch from Bunnings a while back. If they don't have them in stock, ask to speak to the person that does the orders (usually the only hort working opens on Mon and Tues) and see if they can get you some in. I forget who their supplier was sorry. I believe Garden Express also has them from time to time. Lol, you can see what gardening catalogues I get... :rolleyes:

Cuttings of these are a pain (for me anyway), haven't tried seeds.

Edit: Sorry dude, just noticed that you're in WA, so my suggestions may not be very useful. Haven't heard of any WA suppliers sorry.

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Last I checked Diggers had 2 types. I also got a whole bunch from Bunnings a while back. If they don't have them in stock, ask to speak to the person that does the orders (usually the only hort working opens on Mon and Tues) and see if they can get you some in. I forget who their supplier was sorry. I believe Garden Express also has them from time to time. Lol, you can see what gardening catalogues I get... :rolleyes:

Cuttings of these are a pain (for me anyway), haven't tried seeds.

Edit: Sorry dude, just noticed that you're in WA, so my suggestions may not be very useful. Haven't heard of any WA suppliers sorry.

No worries thanks for the help! I will have a sniff around some decent nurseries and bunnings to see whats around.

Anyone from WA had any luck finding this Camellia? I see standard Camellia's everwhere around here so they obviously are quite hardy and tolerant of our climate.

GRRRR! I just tried so many places around perth, even ones that specialised in Camellia's and they dont have the Sinensis at all, John Coles apparently stopped growing them hahah what a joke! What is wrong with fat ass lazy people not wanting to grow their own tea in WA? :P

Anyone that can source me a Camellia Sinensis, I will be bloody over the moon!! There is 2 on Ebay but nooooo... no sending to WA!! haha F**K WA quarantine wtf is wrong with a completely legal plant thats clean and in sterile peat moss?? Waaaaankers..

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Nah, dude, i've had no success with finding these at all - and i've been pretty much everywhere as well... I'd put* my hand up for a couple if they made an appearance...

I've got coffee plants... :D

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Nah, dude, i've had no success with finding these at all - and i've been pretty much everywhere as well... I'd put* my hand up for a couple if they made an appearance...

I've got coffee plants... :D

I am speaking with a seller on Ebay who is from Melbourne, he seems quite young and is willing to send them via Express post to WA, they are $18.95 each, I am just waiting today to find out what the Express postage costs are and hopefully it can be placed in a 5kg Express Satchel. It looks roughly 500mm high! So he may have to prune her a little.

Trying to see if he can transplant it into sterile peat moss to keep WA quarantine happy if they do decide to have a peek.

Just found out its $38 for Express Post to WA or $18 for regular, plus $18.95. So I think I'm just gonna pay the extra for Express as it's much safer on the plant.

Will let you know how I go gilligan, if all is good then I shall let you know if you're keen to order one yourself or I can maybe send you a few cuttings if you wanna give cloning a crack! Heard its meant to be quite difficult, but Camellia's seem to be a semi-soft wood so shouldn't be too hard!

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9 years later and I'm still bloody hunting this plant hahaha.. I've found them over east in Melbourne while I'm on holiday atm although the price is just a bit steep to purchase the plant and spend a heap of cash just to post it back home to WA so I'll continue looking for viable seeds instead. :)

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