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Illicium henryi/Henry Anise Tree

Illicium henryi / Illicium henryi
Pink flowers and thick leathery foliage
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Pink flowers and thick leathery foliage

Summer foliage

Spring flowers

Specimen shrub in full flower

Foliage and emerging flowers

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Foliage with prominent winter buds


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Scientific Name: Illicium henryi
Common Name: Henry Anise Tree
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 5-8 feet
Spread: 3 -5 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: Pink
Fruit present: Fall, Winter
Fruit color: Brown
Light Exposure: Part Sun, Filtered Shade, Shade
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Plants for Hedges, Screening and Privacy
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Comments: Henry anise has evergreen foliage, a dense pyramidal form and shade tolerance. Has star shaped seed pods. Acid soils are preferred by this plant. It has the typical anise smell when leaves are crushed. With good care it can grow in full sunlight. Whitefly can be a bother on anise.