ILLICIUM

Commonly known as Anise

Genus of about 40 species of aromatic, evergreen shrubs and trees from woodland in southeastern Asia, southeastern USA and the West Indies.

They are grown ornamentally for their unusual flowers and woody fruits.

Further Reading....
  • Evergreen
    Aromatic shrubs
  • Full sun
    shelter from cold drying winds.
  • Partial shade
  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Grown for their thick, glossy leaves, unusual, many-tepalled flowers and woody, star-shaped fruits. I. anisatum (Japanese anise) is highly TOXIC and should not be ingested. The star anise of Chinese 5-spice is I. verum (Chinese anise).
    Pests & Diseases
    None
    Place of origin
    Southeastern Asia, southeastern USA, West Indies.
  • Soil Conditions
    Acid / ericaceous loving
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
    Humus- rich.
Illicium Growing Guide

Buy Varieties of ILLICIUM

ILLICIUM anisatum

ILLICIUM anisatum

Japanese anise

dark glossy green leaves and pungent creamy star-shaped yellowish-green flowers

 
Gift Wrapping available on this plant - UK Delivery Only Gift-wrapping available
£17.00 each 
Gift Wrapping available on this plant
ILLICIUM floridanum

ILLICIUM floridanum

Florida anise, Purple anise

oval leathery leaves and maroon-purple flowers. A rare but spectacular plant

 
Gift Wrapping available on this plant - UK Delivery Only Gift-wrapping available
£22.00 each 
Gift Wrapping available on this plant
ILLICIUM henryi

ILLICIUM henryi

Anise

bright rose coloured flowers and glossy leathery leaves. A rare species

 
£20.00 each 
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Available Early Spring 2022 - Spring according to the Met office is defined as March 1st - May 31st. Therefore early spring is early March to mid-April. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.
ILLICIUM oligandrum

ILLICIUM oligandrum

Anise

small yellowish star-shaped flowers

 
Gift Wrapping available on this plant - UK Delivery Only Gift-wrapping available
£20.00 each 
Gift Wrapping available on this plant
ILLICIUM philippinense

ILLICIUM philippinense

Anise

white, pink-tinged flowers

 
£20.00 each 
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Available again from summer 2022 - Could be any time, June through to end August. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.

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