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PlantFiles: Hybrid Anise Tree
Illicium 'Woodland Ruby'

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

2 members have or want this plant for trade.


8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

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

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
Scarlet (Dark Red)

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer


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:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive TomH3787 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.


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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