Plumshine™ Japanese Anise Tree
Illicium anisatum 'HinPurlf'
|Description||Thick, aromatic, evergreen foliage emerges a glossy, deep burgundy and matures to a lustrous green, with flushes of the intensely colored new foliage throughout the year. Small, ivory-white, star-shaped flowers have a spicy fragrance. Japanese Anise is an ornamental shrub that is non-edible. An excellent shrub or small tree from the Dan Hinkley collection.|
|Light||Filtered sun, Partial shade|
|Watering||Keep soil consistently moist.|
|Mature Size||Slow growing; reaches 5 ft. tall, 4 ft. wide.|
|Care||Provide organically rich, loamy, moist, well-drained soil with acidic to neutral pH; tolerates wet soils. Shelter from harsh afternoon sun. Mulch to keep roots cool and conserve moisture. Apply an acid fertilizer in early spring. Prune to shape after flowering. Protect from severe winter elements, especially when young.|
|Lore||Illicium anisatum (a.k.a. Japanese Anise) is often found in plantings near the Buddhist shrines of Japan. The highly aromatic foliage is burned much like incense. Japanese Anise should not be confused with Chinese Star Anise; the foliage and fruit/seedpods are not suitable for culinary use or consumption and can be toxic if ingested. Japanese Anise foliage is prized by florists for cut flower arrangement because of its lustrous sheen and long vase-life.|
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100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr.
in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.
We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.