BananAppeal™ Anise Tree

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 1 customer rating
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$42.98

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Scientific NameIllicium parviflorum 'PIIIP-I' PP28,887
ExposurePartial Shade
Bloom/FeatureYellow and green evergreen foliage
Avg. Dimensions3-4' H x 3-4' W
USDA Zones7,8,9
SoilMoist soil with good drainage
WaterMedium
UsesShade gardens, Borders, Containers, Accent

Description

Slip something a little unusual and a lot fantastic into your landscape with the BananAppeal Anise Tree from First Editions Plants! This selection brings gorgeous chartreuse yellow and green foliage to the table all year long. Since it’s an evergreen, your garden will be flush with golden yellow hues even in the dead of winter.

It can be difficult to fill shady spots in landscapes and gardens. However, this Illicium provides a solution to this all-too-common problem. This variety is notably shade tolerant! Therefore, the BananAppeal brings its brilliant, luminous tones to where they’re needed most, the shade!

Although it’s technically a tree, the BananAppeal Anise Tree is far more compact than your typical Anise. It reaches a mature size of 3-4′ H x 3-4′ W! This opens up all kinds of uses in the landscape. Try it as an accent, use it in a mixed shade garden, plant it as a small hedge, or use it in a container.

The BananAppeal Illicium is more deer resistant than most landscape plants. However, there’s no such thing as a deer proof plant so particularly hungry deer may still try to take a bite.

This beautiful yellow shrub is notably fragrant when leaves are crushed or cut. It gives off a notably licorice-like fragrance.

Unlike traditional Anise, the BananAppeal Illicium has never had a ‘sucker’ yet. For those that are unfamiliar with them, suckers are root sprouts that produce new plants from a parent plant.

BananAppeal Anise Tree Care

Hardy from USDA Zones 7-9.

Prefers Partial Sun to Shade. Although it is shade tolerant, the BananAppeal Anise Tree will perform best with a small amount of direct sun, or filtered sun, daily.

Plant in moist, rich soil with good drainage for best results.

Water 3-4 times per week for the first growing season to help it establish good roots. Constant root moisture is necessary for this variety to succeed. During the second growing season, watering can be reduced down to 2-3 times per week. Additionally, due to its high moisture needs, we recommend applying a couple inches of mulch yearly.

Fertilize with a slow-release balanced fertilizer in spring to keep the BananAppeal Anise Tree happy and healthy.

Building a shade garden? Check out a few popular shade varieties, the Soft Caress MahoniaMountain Snow Pieris, and Marvel Mahonia.

 

 

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Scientific NameIllicium parviflorum 'PIIIP-I' PP28,887
ExposurePartial Shade
Bloom/FeatureYellow and green evergreen foliage
Avg. Dimensions3-4' H x 3-4' W
USDA Zones7,8,9
SoilMoist soil with good drainage
WaterMedium
UsesShade gardens, Borders, Containers, Accent

1 review for BananAppeal™ Anise Tree

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    rtorre02 (verified owner)

    I planted two of these trees in a shaded area of my garden near my patio. I love the aroma of this plant, the foliage, the shape and color. This is a remarkable tree!

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Plant Questions? Ask the Experts!


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Frances Smith
6 days 19 hours ago

How fast does the BananAppeal Anise grow?

PBM Garden Expert
5 days 12 hours ago

The BananAppeal Anise Tree tends to have a moderate to fast growth rate. Generally between 13-24″ of growth a year.

 

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