Illicium henryiIllicium henryi

  • BOTANICAL NAME: Illicium henryi
  • PRONUNCIATION: ill-LISS-i-um HEN-re-i
  • COMMON NAME: Henry Anise Tree
  • FAMILY: Illiciaceae
  • NATIVITY: China.
  • GROWTH HABIT: Pyramidal.
  • SIZE: 6 - 8' tall
  • HARDINESS: Zone 7 - 9
  • CULTURE: Part sun and moist soils, similar to other Illicium.
  • LANDSCAPE USE: Better suited to more formal uses in the landscape.
    Also useful in the shrub border and for naturalizing.
  • FOLIAGE: Alternate, oblanceolate 4 - 6" long and 1 - 2" wide.
  • BUDS:
  • BARK:
  • FLOWERS: Borne in the axils of the leaves on 1 1/2" long peduncles.
    Flowers are 1 - 1 1/2" in diameter with about 20 petals. Color varies from a
    good pink to deep crimson. The best color of any of the Illicium.
  • FRUIT: Follicle.
  • PROPAGATION: Seed, cuttings.
  • PESTS: None serious.
  • CULTIVARS:

 

 

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