Niche Gardens - North Carolina (NC) Native Pants

Illicium henryi


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Illicium henryi (Illiciaceae)
(il-ISS-ee-um HEN-ree-eye)
Henry Anise Tree

This species from China is similar to other Illicium, with a combination of evergreen foliage, dense pyramidal form and shade-tolerance. Illicium henryii is even more tolerant of shade than other Illicium, with glossy, dark-green 6-8" leaves growing close together, even in deep shade. The star-petaled flowers range from pink to deep-crimson and bloom in spring. Leaves are anise-scented and deer-resistant. While it loves shade, our magnificent specimen is 15' tall in full sun. An outstanding, maintenance-free specimen or privacy screen.

Bloom color: pink-red
Bloom period: late-spring
Height: 8-15'
Spread: 6-8'
Zones: 7-9

Container size: Qt.
Price: $20
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