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Illicium mexicanum
Mexican Anise Tree

Price: £28.00 Quantity :


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. 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.

Supplied Size: 3L pots approx (30 - 40 cm tall)

  • 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.


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