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Illicium parviflorum (Yellow anise, Yellow anisetree, Star anise)


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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Botanical Name: Illicium parviflorum Common Name: Yellow anise, Yellow anisetree, Star anise Genus: Illicium
Dime-sized, drooping, bell-shaped yellow flowers have a faint anise fragrance, but they’re hidden under new foliage in June. 
Noteworthy characteristics: On moist sites, yellow anise grows rapidly, rooting branches where they touch the ground. Dry conditions bring slower growth and a more restrained form.
Care: Highly adaptable, Illicium parviflorum tolerates shade and sun, moist soils, and dry soils. It is upright and tight in full sun, with yellow to olive green leaves. Grown in deep shade, it has a more relaxed habit with medium-to-dark green leaves and fewer blossoms. Can be sheared and trained for a hedge, or grown informally.
Propagation: Take semi-ripe cuttings in summer. Layer in summer.
Problems: Bacterial spot, anthracnose, stem canker, root and crown rots.
Height 10 ft. to 15 ft.
Spread 6 ft. to 10 ft.
Light Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture Adaptable
Characteristics Fragrant Foliage; Showy Foliage
Bloom Time Summer
Flower Color Yellow Flower
Uses Beds and Borders, Hedge
Style Woodland Garden
Seasonal Interest Winter Interest, Spring Interest, Summer Interest, Fall Interest
Type Shrubs

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