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Illicium x 'Woodland Ruby'

Anise Tree

'Woodland Ruby' Anise Tree has deep reddish strap-like flowers for an extended period beginning in early summer and blooming sporadically through fall. Anise-scented lush evergreen foliage is somewhat reflexed in winter. Illicium x 'Woodland Ruby' needs protection from winter winds and is happiest in some shade, but will tolerate more sun given enough moisture. Per Bruce Crawford, it is happy in both wet and dry shade sites (as are many flood plain plants).  Illicium ‘Woodland Ruby’ is a hybrid cross between I. floridanum ‘Alba’ and I. mexicanum.   2024 PHS Gold Medal Plant.

Height

6 Feet

Spread

5 Feet

Bloom Color

Red

USDA Hardiness Zone

7
Current Availability
Qty Avail Description Comments Future Crop Future Crop Ready Date
0 Illicium x Woodland Ruby #3 (NATIVE-deep purple/red) 100 3/31/2024
0 Illicium x Woodland Ruby #7 (NATIVE-deep purple/red) 50 3/31/2024
Characteristics & Attributes
Attributes
Deer Resistant
Evergreen
Fragrant - Foliage
Native
Repeat Bloom
Soil Conditions
Average
Moist
Bloom Time
Summer
Exposure
Full Shade
Partial Shade/Shade Tolerant
Sun
Special Recognition
PHS Gold Medal Plant
Attracts Wildlife
Attracts Pollinators
Tolerance
Wet Site Tolerant
Foliage Color
Green
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