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ILLICIUM henryi

Commonly known as Anise

Bright rose coloured flowers and glossy leathery leaves. A rare species
Further Reading....

  • Evergreen - lance-shaped leaves 15-20cm (6-8in) long.
  • Red - rose coloured
  • Height - 8m (26ft)
  • Spread - 3m (10ft)
  • Medium shrub - Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height - dense, pyramidal form.
  • Tall Shrub
  • Half hardy - unheated greenhouse / mild winter - Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK except in severe winters and a risk from sudden (early) frosts. May be hardy elsewhere with wall shelter or good micro-climate. Likely to be damaged or killed in cold winters. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -5°C (23°F)
  • Full shade
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
  • Additional Features - Pests & Diseases - none.
  • Place of origin - western China.
  • Flower Shape - Star-shaped
  • Hardiness - Frost hardy (down to -5) -
  • Scented Plants - Scented flowers
  • Scented foliage
  • Soil Conditions - Acid / ericaceous loving
  • Fertile moist well-drained soil - humus-rich.
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Illicium Growing Guide
8m (26ft)
Medium Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  3m (10ft)
 

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