ILLICIUM anisatum

Commonly known as Japanese anise

Dark glossy green leaves and pungent creamy star-shaped yellowish-green flowers
Further Reading....
  • Evergreen
    Oval to lance-shaped, blunt-tipped leaves to 12cm (5in) long.
  • Cream
  • Height
    8m (26ft)
  • Spread
    6m (20ft)
  • Tall Shrub
    Or small tree. Flowers are produced singly or in axillary clusters
  • Hardy - average winter
    Hardy through most of the UK apart from inland valleys, at altitude and central/northerly locations. May suffer foliage damage and stem dieback in harsh winters in cold gardens. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -10°C (14°F)
    Borderline
  • Full sun
    shelter from cold drying winds.
  • Partial shade

ILLICIUM anisatum

 
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  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Used as incense in Japan.
    Pests & Diseases
    None
    Place of origin
    China, Japan, Taiwan.
  • Flower Shape
    Star-shaped
    To 2.5cm (1in) across with 12-15 tepals
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
    Borderline
  • Leaf margin
    Entire
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    Lanceolate
    (see photos above)
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 1
    Suitable for: Deciduous and evergreen trees, and some deciduous shrubs.
    Pruning: Minimal pruning required. Prune wayward or crossing branches to maintain a healthy framework.
    When: When dormant in the late winter/early spring. Some in the summer/autumn to prevent bleeding of sap.

    RHS group 1
  • Scented Plants
    Scented flowers
  • Seasonal Interest
    Spring
  • Soil Conditions
    Acid / ericaceous loving
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
    Humus-rich.
  • Toxic - Category B - CAUTION
    Toxic if eaten
    (People & Pets)
  • Tree Shape
    Conical
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Illicium Growing Guide
8m (26ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  6m (20ft)
 

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