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Illicium merrillianum HWJ1015
Illicium merrillianum HWJ 1015
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Hardiness:Zone 8b
Mature Size: 6'-10'
Exposure:Sun to Half Sun
Moisture Needs: Average to Moist  
Origin: Vietnam
Price: $16.00
Pot Size: Medium Band Pot

Stock Status:(Out of Stock)
Product Code: P3896

This relative of Star Anise was collected by Hinkley and Wynn-Jones in Vietnam in 2003.  This makes a narrow upright evergreen shrub with coppery salmon colored new growth and late spring to early summer round small flowers which are vivid pink especially towards the outer edges and described by Hinkley as "fluorescent".  This took a whuppin' in our cold garden during an early November arctic blast but would have been unscathed just a mile or so closer to town.  Such is our lot in life - cold temperature mortality testers.  This would be great in Seattle and Portland but colder outlying areas will be difficult.  Zone 8b.