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Illicium merrillianum - HWJ1015

Pot Size: 7.5 litre
Price: £60.00
From a seed collection gathered with Dan Hinkley in 2003 on our second expedition together to Vietnam. Gathered from the forest as we came down from spending a wild wet night near the top of Fansipan, the highest mountain in the north of the country. We collected the starry seed capsules from a small tree with only small elliptic glossy leaves glaucous below. It was several years later by the time we had grown the progeny to flowering size, when it bore an abundance of cherry-red cupped flowers composed of up to 20 elliptic tepals. We grow several plants in our gardens, which have shrugged off the –15C in cold winter of 2010/11. Easily grown in a fertile humus enriched soil with good drainage, in good light without being too hot or light shade.

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Family Generic Species/Variety Collection Number
(Illiciaceae) Illicium merrillianum HWJ1015
Group Colour Blooms Size
Shrub Red Spring, summer medium
Soil Type Shade Foliage Origin
Humus rich well drained Part shade, Sun Evergreen aromatic Vietnam
Scented Ornamental Berries / Fruit
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