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Illicium parviflorum/Small Anise Tree

Illicium parviflorum / Illicium parviflorum
Attractive evergreen foliage
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Attractive evergreen foliage

Typical shrub

Close-up image of leathery, aromatic foliage

Makes a superb privacy hedge

A branch of foliage

Becomes somewhat open and airy in dense shade

Hedge with dense foliage all the way to the ground

A natural, unclipped hedge

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Scientific Name: Illicium parviflorum
Common Name: Small Anise Tree
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 7, 8, 9, 10 Determine Your Zone
Height: 15-20 feet
Spread: 10 - 15 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: Yellow
Fruit present: Fall
Fruit color: Green, Yellow, Brown
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun, Filtered Shade
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Yes
Landscape Categories: Plants for Hedges, Screening and Privacy
Comments: Hedge, screen, border, naturalistic plantings are uses for this large shrub or small tree. Slightly fragrant green-yellowish flowers are present in spring. Crushed leaves and flowers have the odor of root beer or licorice.