Niche Gardens - North Carolina (NC) Native Pants

Illicium henryi


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Partial Shade
Full Shade
Attracts Birds

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

This Chinese species is similar to our native Illicium, with glossy evergreen foliage, dense pyramidal form and shade-tolerance. Illicium henryi has a nice, dense form, even in deep shade. Springtime star-petaled flowers range from pink to deep-crimson. 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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