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6th January 2021. In line with the current government lockdown rules, Burncoose Nurseries is closed to visitors. However at present we are able to offer click and collect to local customers. This will be weekdays only, not weekends. Mail order is continuing as normal. However please allow extra time for the couriers to deliver, once despatched from us. Sorry to say that some depots are experiencing high volumes of traffic, also staff shortages.


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  >

Commonly known as: Japanese anise.
Dark glossy green leaves and pungent creamy star-shaped yellowish-green flowers
£16.00 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant

ILLICIUM floridanum

ILLICIUM floridanum  >

Commonly known as: Florida anise, Purple anise.
oval leathery leaves and maroon-purple flowers. A rare but spectacular plant
£22.00 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant


ILLICIUM henryi  >

Commonly known as: Anise.
Bright rose coloured flowers and glossy leathery leaves. A rare species
£20.00 each
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Available late spring to early summer 2021 - These plants will be available again sometime in late spring/early summer depending on growing conditions.

ILLICIUM oligandrum

ILLICIUM oligandrum  >

Commonly known as: Anise.
Small yellowish star-shaped flowers
£25.00 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant

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