Chosen by Gianmario Motta
Cultivar Type：For Ornamental
Scientific Name：Camellia sinensis 'Benibana-cha'
» English Description
Creech, 1957, Plant Explorations of Ornamentals in Southern Japan, U.S. Dept. Agriculture, ARS,34(1):”Red Tea”, so called because of the dark, reddish maroon foliage and small, reddish pink, nodding flower with 5 petals, anthers yellow, becoming brown, filaments reddish. Leaves long-oval, thick, 4 cm x 2 cm. . New rootlets are also pink tinted. Compact habit. Early flowering. Originated in Japan. See: Camellia sinensis Linn. var. rosea.