Hybrid Anise Tree
Illicium 'Woodland Ruby'

Family: Illiciaceae
Genus: Illicium (il-LISS-ee-um) (Info)
Cultivar: Woodland Ruby

Category:

Shrubs

Height:

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Spacing:

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:

Partial to Full Shade

Danger:

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Scarlet (Dark Red)

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Evergreen

Aromatic

Smooth-Textured

Other details:

Flowers are fragrant

Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

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Seed Collecting:

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Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Shawnee Mission, Kansas

Centreville, Maryland

Efland, North Carolina

Raleigh, North Carolina

Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania

Wynnewood, Pennsylvania

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Nov 1, 2006, TomH3787 from Raleigh, NC (Zone 7b) wrote:

Notes from JC Raulston Arboretum at NCSU: A hybrid of the red-flowered Illicium mexicanum and white-flowered Illicium floridanum f. album introduced by Woodlanders Nursery. Ruby-pink starfish-like flowers are larger than those on either parent. Extended blooming period from the Mexican parent.