Yellow Anise Tree

Illicium parviflorum

SKU
00798
Small, tender evergreen tree with glossy, olive green foliage which has an anise-like aroma when crushed. Vigorous and rugged plant for warm climates. Foliage is similar to that of rhododendrons, making it a good substitute where they will not grow. Interesting small accent tree for small spaces. Evergreen. Caution: fruits are NOT a substitute for the culinary spice - DO NOT INGEST.
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LoreThe 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 MaturitySlow growing; reaches 8 to 15 ft. tall, spreading 10 ft. wide
Bloom TimeLate Spring
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower ColorYellow
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleCottage, Rustic
Growth HabitPyramidal
Growth RateSlow
Landscape UseBorder, Erosion Control, Hedge, Privacy Screen, Very Wet Areas
Light NeedsFull shade, Partial shade
Soil NeedsTree & Shrub Food
Special FeatureEasy Care, Naturalizes Well, North American Native Selection, Shade Loving, Year-round Interest
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.
Key FeatureFragrant 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.

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