Illicium parviflorumIllicium parviflorum

  • BOTANICAL NAME: Illicium parviflorum
  • PRONUNCIATION: ill-LISS-i-um par-vi-FLOR-um
  • COMMON NAME: Yellow Anise Tree
  • FAMILY: Illiciaceae
  • NATIVITY: Georgia and Florida, in the coastal plain, in sandy swamps and wet areas
  • GROWTH HABIT: Upright oval to pyramidal but suckering to form thickets.
  • SIZE: 10 - 20'
  • HARDINESS: Zone 7 - 9
  • CULTURE: Sun to shade, growing best in partial shade. Likes ample moisture
    but will tolerate dry site better than other Illicium.
  • LANDSCAPE USE: Good for naturalization due to its suckering habit.
    In other landscapes, suckers need to be controlled to maintain a consistent plant.
  • FOLIAGE: Alternate, oval-elliptic, 2 - 4" long, 1 - 2" wide. Leaves toward the
    tip are usually held at 45o to the stem. Leaves with a pleasant anise odor.
  • BUDS:
  • BARK:
  • FLOWERS: In the axils of the leaves, small, 1/2" in diameter or less, yellow-green
    without any odor. Flowers in May - June.
  • FRUIT: Follicle.
  • PROPAGATION: Seed, cutting.
  • PESTS: None serious.
  • CULTIVARS:

 

 

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