Mexican anise tree

Illicium mexicanum

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Mexican anise tree (Illicium mexicanum)
Genus:  Illicium
Attractive, glossy, dark green leaves and red flowers are similar to those of Florida anise, but this plant flowers continuously from spring to fall. Red fruit follows.
Noteworthy Characteristics:  Closely related to I. floridanum . Useful in the woodland garden or shrub border, where hardy.
Care:  Shelter from cold, drying winds. Grow in humus-rich, acidic, moist but well-drained soil.
Propagation:  Take semi-ripe cuttings in summer. Layer in summer.
Problems:  Bacterial spot, anthracnose, stem canker, root and crown rots.

Overview

Light
Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture
Dry to Medium
Characteristics
Fragrant Flowers,
Fragrant Foliage,
Showy Flowers,
Showy Foliage
Bloom Time
Fall,
Spring,
Summer
Flower Color
Red Flower
Foliage Color
Evergreen
Uses
Beds and Borders
Style
Woodland Garden
Seasonal Interest
Summer Interest
Type
Shrubs

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