Plumshine™ Japanese Anise Tree
Illicium anisatum 'HinPurlf'
Filtered sun, Partial shade
Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.
THIS PLANT MAY BE AVAILABLE IN THESE STORES:
Due to the seasonal nature of plants, availability at your local garden center is not guaranteed. Give them a call before visiting.
- 101 Market
8980 Quantrelle Ave. N.e. Otsego MN 55330
- 14th Street Garden Center
793 Jersey Ave. Jersey City NJ 07303
- 3rd Avenue Floral & Greenhouse
1110 3rd Ave. West Dickinson ND 58601
- 4 Ever Green Ldsp. & Dgn
21457 214th Circle Ave Milford IA 51351
|Botanical Pronunciation||il-LISS-ee-um an-ee-SAH-tum|
|Lore||Prized for its aromatic foliage, that releases a highly aromatic aroma when crushed and is burned much like incense, and its spicy fragrant foliage, Illicium anisatum (a.k.a. Japanese Anise) is often found in plantings near the Buddhist shrines of Japan. The foliage and fruit/seedpods - they are not suitable for culinary use or consumption and can be toxic if ingested; Japanese Anise should not be confused with Chinese Star Anise. Japanese Anise foliage is prized by florists for cut flower arrangement because of its lustrous sheen and long vase-life.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Slow growing; reaches 5 ft. tall, 4 ft. wide.|
|Garden Style||Asian/Zen, Contemporary, Cottage, Rustic, Tropical|
|Growth Habit||Rounded, Upright|
|Landscape Use||Border, Erosion Control, Espalier, Hedge, Privacy Screen, Very Wet Areas, Woodland Garden, Cutting Garden, Wildlife Garden|
|Light Needs||Filtered sun, Partial shade|
|Soil Needs||Tree & Shrub Food|
|Special Feature||Dense Habit, Easy Care, Fruit Poisonous, Naturalizes Well, Shade Loving, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Tolerates Wet Soils, Year-round Interest, Bird Friendly|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.|
|Companion Plants||Sweet Box (Sarcococca); Holly Fern (Cyrtomium); Bush Lily (Clivia); Aralia (Fatsia); Cast Iron Plant (Aspidistra)|
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.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 7-9