Yellow anise

Illicium parviflorum

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Yellow anise (Illicium parviflorum)
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.

Overview

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
Spring Interest
Type
Shrubs

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