Rare in the UK, Illicium mexicanum is native to Mexico and grows to be n evergreen shrub or eventually very small tree with dark red, spidery flowers in spring once established.
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Rare in the UK, Illicium mexicanum is native to Mexico and grows to be an evergreen shrub or eventually very small tree with dark red, spidery flowers in spring once established. The leaves are dark green in colour.
Requires a warm, sheltered position in dappled or partial shade to grow well and avoid planting in open or exposed areas.
- Position: Light, dappled or partial shade.
- Soil: Moist fertile soils.
- Hardiness: Somewhat hardy. Will require pritection in severe cold.
- Flowering Period: May.
- Flower Colour: Red.
- Rate of Growth: Moderate.
- Habit: Illicium mexicanum grows to be a large shrub or eventually very small tree (in a warm, mild area) once established.
- Height: 3 m (10 ft)
- Spread: 2 - 2.5 m (8 ft)
- Notes: Illicium mexicanum can be fickle in the UK and is best attempted by experienced gardeners. It is not covered by our guarantee.
- How Much Sun
- Full Sun, Partial or Dappled Shade
- Eventual Size
- Shrub - Large (over 10 ft tall)
- Growing Conditions
- Special: Coastal Areas
- Special Features
- Evergreen, Flowering Season - Spring (March - May), To grow in a pot
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