Illicium x 'Woodland Ruby'
Rare in the UK, Illicium x 'Woodland Ruby' is a showy, evergreen shrub with spectacular, fragrant purple-pink flowers in summer.
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Rare in the UK, Illicium x 'Woodland Ruby' is a showy, evergreen shrub with spectacular, fragrant purple-pink flowers in summer. The leaves are bright green in colour and aromatic when crushed.
Illicium x 'Woodland Ruby' is a lovely shrub which requires a warm, sheltered position in sun or light, dappled shade to grow well. It is rare, valuable and a 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. Requires a warm position, shelter from cold winds and protection in severe weather..
- Rate of Growth: Slow.
- Habit: Illicium x 'Woodland Ruby' eventually grows to be a medium to large branching shrub.
- Height: up to 2.5 m (8 - 10 ft) in many years.
- Spread: 2 m (6 ft)
- Notes: Please be aware that Illicium x 'Woodland Ruby' can be a fickle and difficult plant in the winter, if caught by frost or if planted in a poor position. As such, it is not covered by our guarantee.
- How Much Sun
- Light Shade
- Eventual Size
- Shrub - Medium (1.5m - 3m), Shrub - Large (3m+)
- Growing Conditions
- Soil: Acid
- Special Features
- Evergreen, Flowers in Summer, Rare and Unusual, Suitable for Containers