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Illicium sp., False Anise, Anise Tree, Star Anise, Licorice

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Illicium henryi, Chinese Anise
 Illicium sp.
Family: Illiciaceae
False Anise, Anise Tree, Star Anise, Licorice
Origin: East Asia
Large shrub 5-10 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftShadeSemi-shadeRegular waterWhite/off-white flowersRed/crimson/vinous flowersYellow/orange flowersFragrantIrritatingSpice or herbSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

This interesting genus originates from the temperate to subtropical regions of East Asia and the Americas. It contains about 40 frost-hardy evergreen shrubs and small trees, grown for their handsome foliage and fragrant flowers. In older publications you may see the Illicium genus placed in the Magnoliaceae family. This is no longer correct as they are now placed in their own family Illiciaceae.

Star-anise (I. verum) from China and Vietnam is the source of a culinary spice and reportedly has medicinal uses. Illicium verum has a foliage and stems with a delightful anise odor that reminds of root beer with hints of licorice. The other species are toxic and are not a substitute for the culinary spice and flavorings obtained from Illicium verum, although they also have pleasant anise smell. Prefers partial shade or partial sun; soil should be moist.

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 Illicium sp., False Anise, Anise Tree, Star Anise, Licorice

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Illicium sp., False Anise, Anise Tree, Star Anise, Licorice

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Illicium verum
Illicium sp., False Anise, Anise Tree, Star Anise, Licorice

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Illicium parviflorum
Illicium sp., False Anise, Anise Tree, Star Anise, Licorice

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Illicium sp., False Anise, Anise Tree, Star Anise, Licorice

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Illicium parviflorum
Illicium sp., False Anise, Anise Tree, Star Anise, Licorice

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Illicium sp., False Anise, Anise Tree, Star Anise, Licorice

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Illicium henryi, Chinese Anise
Illicium sp., False Anise, Anise Tree, Star Anise, Licorice

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Illicium verum
Illicium sp., False Anise, Anise Tree, Star Anise, Licorice

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Illicium verum ( Star Anise )
Illicium sp., False Anise, Anise Tree, Star Anise, Licorice

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Illicium parviflorum
Illicium sp., False Anise, Anise Tree, Star Anise, Licorice

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Illicium sp., False Anise, Anise Tree, Star Anise, Licorice

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Illicium sp., False Anise, Anise Tree, Star Anise, Licorice

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Illicium henryi, Chinese Anise
Illicium sp., False Anise, Anise Tree, Star Anise, Licorice

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Illicium sp., False Anise, Anise Tree, Star Anise, Licorice

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Illicium sp., False Anise, Anise Tree, Star Anise, Licorice

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Illicium verum ( Star Anise )
Illicium sp., False Anise, Anise Tree, Star Anise, Licorice

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Illicium parviflorum
Illicium sp., False Anise, Anise Tree, Star Anise, Licorice

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Illicium parviflorum


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The species other than Illicium verum are toxic and are not a substitute for the culinary spice and flavorings obtained from Illicium verum, although they also have pleasant anise smell. Prefers partial shade or partial sun; soil should be moist.
RECOMMENDED FERTILIZERS:
SUNSHINE Robusta - Rapid Growth Booster
Tropical Allure - Smart-Release Booster
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Illicium verum - Star Anise

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Star-anise is the source of a culinary spice and reportedly has medicinal uses. Foliage and stems have delightful anise odor that reminds of root beer with hints of licorice. Not only does this spice shine in the kitchen, but it has amazing health benefits. It contains shikimic acid, which is a vital component of the influenza-fighting drug Tamiflu! It boasts with antioxidants and vitamin A and C, which help to fight free radicals responsible for premature aging and diabetes. The oil derived from this plant contains thymol, terpineol and anethole, which is used to treat cough and flu. In addition, drinking Star Anise tea will help digestive issues such as bloating, gas, indigestion, constipation and nausea. It is one of the main ingredients of Masala Chai and Vietnamese noodle soup Pho.
The plants we have in stock are grown from seeds from Belize and Guatemala, and to the best of our knowledge are species of the the True Anise.
See article about Illicium verum - Star Anise
RECOMMENDED FERTILIZERS:
SUNSHINE Robusta - Rapid Growth Booster
Tropical Allure - Smart-Release Booster
This item is not certified for shipping to California.
California certification

Most of our plants are certified for shipping to California, however, certain plants are not certified. Please do not order not-certified plants to California addresses. These plants may be added to CA certification in the future; please contact us for more information.



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Grown in 6"/1 gal pot

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$67.00

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