Illicium simonsii - flowering in summer
  • Illicium simonsii
  • Illicium simonsii
  • Illicium simonsii - flowering in summer

Illicium simonsii

£28.00

(Anise Tree) A very rare plant, Illicium simonsii grows to be an evergreen medium sized shrub with beautiful pale yellow flowers in mid-late summer.

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A very rare plant, Illicium simonsii grows to be an evergreen medium sized shrub with beautiful pale yellow flowers in mid-late summer. The leaves are dark green and leathery.

We have successfully grown an Illicium simonsii  in our woodland gardens in Derbyshire for many years. It requires a sheltered, warm spot if possible and a reasonably well drained, acidic soil.

As Illicium simonsii is a rare, valuable and sometimes fickle plant it is recommended only for experienced gardeners.


  • Position: Warm in light, dappled or partial shade.
  • Soil: Well-drained, acidic soil.
  • Hardiness: Somewhat hardy. While we have a Illicium simonsii growing in our gardens which has survived some cold winters, we strongly advise that this valuable plant is protected in cold weather and sheltered from strong winter winds.
  • Rate of Growth: Slow.
  • Habit: Illicium simonsii eventually grows to be a medium sized branching shrub.
    • Height:  up to 2.5 m (8 ft) in many years.
    • Spread: 2 m (6 ft)
  • Notes: Please note that although we usually guarantee plants for a year after purchase we will not replace a failed Illicium simonsii as it can be killed if not given adequate winter protection or if planted in a poor position.

Data sheet

How Much Sun
Full Sun, Partial or Dappled Shade
Mature Size
Shrub - Medium (5 - 10 ft tall)
Growing Conditions
Special: Coastal Areas, Soil Type: Acid
Special Features
Evergreen, Flowering Season - Summer (June - August), To grow in a pot, Rare and Unusual

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