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Anise tree

Illicium spp.

Illicium floridanum 2 (scott.zona) by Scott Zona (CC BY 2.0)

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

9a

USDA zone

-7°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

5m

Max

3m

1m

Min

1m

10 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Anise tree Overview

Illicium is a genus containing 37 accepted species of evergreen shrubs and small trees in the Schisandraceae family. these plants are native to North and Central America, the Caribbean and Eastern Asia. They have leathery, oval-shaped leaves, sometimes aromatic, and flowers composed of many petals arranged in several rows. These are followed by star-shaped fruits that in cultivated species are known as Star Anise, commonly used in food and drink flavouring.

How to propagate Anise tree

Cuttings

Semi-ripe cuttings in summer.

Layering

Layer in summer.

Special features of Anise tree

Attractive flowers

Attractive fruits

Other uses of Anise tree

Grown for their foliage and unusual flowers.

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