Yellow Anise Tree
Full shade, Partial shade
Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.
|Lore||The star anise pod is from an Asian species of anise tree; native American species do not have edible fruit. CAUTION: TOXIC IF INGESTED. Though the foliage has a similar fragrance, the plant parts of this species are not a substitute for the culinary spice and flavorings obtained from Illicium verum.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Slow growing; reaches 8 to 15 ft. tall, spreading 10 ft. wide|
|Bloom Time||Late Spring|
|Garden Style||Cottage, Rustic|
|Landscape Use||Border, Erosion Control, Hedge, Privacy Screen, Very Wet Areas|
|Light Needs||Full shade, Partial shade|
|Soil Needs||Tree & Shrub Food|
|Special Feature||Easy Care, Naturalizes Well, North American Native Selection, Shade Loving, Year-round Interest|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.|
|Key Feature||Fragrant Foliage|
Provide organically rich, moist, well-drained soil. Shelter from harsh afternoon sun. Mulch to keep roots cool and conserve moisture. Water deeply, regularly in first growing season to establish root system; once established, water as needed to maintain evenly moist soil. Apply an acid fertilizer in early spring. Prune to shape after flowering.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 8 - 9