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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.
Full sunshelter from cold drying winds.
Additional FeaturesGood to knowGrown 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 & DiseasesNonePlace of originSoutheastern Asia, southeastern USA, West Indies.
Soil ConditionsAcid / ericaceous lovingFertile moist well-drained soilHumus- rich.
Buy Varieties of ILLICIUM
dark glossy green leaves and pungent creamy star-shaped yellowish-green flowers
oval leathery leaves and maroon-purple flowers. A rare but spectacular plant
bright rose coloured flowers and glossy leathery leaves. A rare species
small yellowish star-shaped flowers
white, pink-tinged flowers