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Illicium x  'Woodland Ruby'
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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.

Supplied Size: Sorry, now sold out. If you are interested in this plant please email us at or call our office on (01530) 413700 and we will contact you when available.

  • 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.


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