Tea Oil Plant (camellia oleifera) 油茶
Evergreen flowering tree with oil rich seeds that are used for tea oil press. Tea oil is edible and good to go with food, like rice and noodles. Tea oil has slightly bitter taste. Easy to grow. Best growing in full sun to partial shade location. Fragrant white flowers in late fall to winter. Flowers attract bees and butterflies. Seed pulp after oil press can be used as cleaning product and keep insects away in garden. USDA Zones:7-9. Mature size: 15′-20′(H) X 6′-10′(W). Propagate by seeds cuttings, buddings, grafting or layering.
常綠開花樹主用以種子榨油為主. 茶油可用於食用可直接用於煮好的米麵. 這茶油略有苦味. 植株容易栽種. 最好栽種在全日照到半日照處. 植株余秋末到冬季開白色單瓣香花. 花頗吸引蜂蝶. 榨油後的渣還可用於一般清潔,花園驅蟲的用途. 喜溫暖不甚耐寒. 成熟株高15-20呎,寬幅6-10呎. 繁殖可以種子,枝條扦插,芽插,嫁接或壓條/高壓的方式來進行.
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