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Illicium merrillianum - WWJ11877

Pot Size: 10 litre
Price: £60.00
From a poorly known group of evergreen shrubs that are closely allied to Magnolia. Most often encountered as the spice ‘Star Anise’, which familiarises people with the star shaped seed capsules, but is the only edible species. This species forms a medium sized shrub for us bearing ovate aromatic, thick textured leaves on a well branched tidy plant. Adorned in May to July by an abundance of cherry-red cupped flowers composed of up to 20 elliptic tepals. This collection from the forests on Fanxipan Mountain northern Vietnam in 2007. We grow several plants in our gardens, which have shrugged off the -15C in the 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 WWJ11877
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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