Illicium parviflorum

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  • Common Name: Small Anise Tree
  • Plant Story:

    An upright or rounded large shrub or small tree, Illicium parviflorum features elliptic olive-green leaves with yellow-green flowers that give way to star-shaped fruit. Foliage is noted for being similar to that of rhododendrons, making it a good substitute.

  • Type: Shrub Broadleaf Evergreen
  • Bloom Season: Spring
  • Flower Color: Yellow
  • Has Winter Interest
  • Planting Zone: 7-10
  • Height: 10-15 ft
  • Spread: 6-10 ft
  • Light Requirements:Part Shade
  • Suggested Uses: Shady landscape areas
  • Leaf: Not available
  • Edible: NO
  • Attracts to:
  • Plant Deer Resistant:No
  • Plant Potential Pests:Star-shaped cluster of follicles
  • Form: Rounded
  • Special Care Instructions:

    Branches root when they touch the ground. Spreads by root suckers. Plants tolerate some drought.


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