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A picture of a Fukien Tea Tree

Fukien Tea Tree

Ehretia microphylla

Also known as

Philippine Tea

Ehretia microphylla (Ehretia buxifolia) bonsai - Krohn Conservatory - DSC03586 by Daderot (CC0)

Full Sun
Moderate watering


More images of Fukien Tea Tree

A close up of some fruit hanging on a Ehretia microphylla tree branch
A close up of a white flower on a Ehretia microphylla plant
A Ehretia microphylla tree with green leaves

Fukien Tea Tree Overview

Ehretia microphylla is a shrub or tree species from the borage family, Boraginaceae. It is a popular choice for bonsai techniques. Commonly known by the names Fukien Tea Tree and Philippine Tea, this plant was previously well known as Carmona retusa. The leaves are small, hairy, oval-shaped and dark green in colour, this plant forms a knotted, light grey trunk with age. Flowers are star-shaped, scented, white or purple in colour and these are arranged on branched inflorescences. Leading on to yellow, orange or red drupe fruits.

Special features of Fukien Tea Tree

Attractive flowers

Attractive leaves

Pot plant


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