Illicium anisatumIllicium anisatum

  • BOTANICAL NAME: Illicium anisatum
  • PRONUNCIATION: ill-LISS-i-um an-ni-SATE-um
  • COMMON NAME: Japanese Anise Tree
  • FAMILY: Illiciaceae
  • NATIVITY: China and Japan
  • GROWTH HABIT: Upright oval to pyramidal.
  • SIZE: 6 - 10'
  • HARDINESS: Zone (7) 8 - 9
  • CULTURE: Partial shade, in moist soils. Does not perform well in sun or dry sites.
  • LANDSCAPE USE: More formal than I. floridanum, therefore, can be
    used in a more formal setting. Can still be used for naturalizing.
  • FOLIAGE: Alternate, oblong-elliptic, entire, 2 - 4" long and 3/4 -1" wide.
    Leaves borne perpendicular to slightly drooping on the stems.
  • BUDS: Thick ovate buds.
  • BARK: Grayish brown, reddish when young.
  • FLOWERS: Many-flowered from the axils of leaves, 1" in diameter.
    Flowers are creamy in color with about 30 strap-like petals. Not fragrant.
  • FRUIT: Follicle.
  • PROPAGATION: Seed, Cuttings.
  • PESTS: None serious.
  • CULTIVARS:

 

 

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