Bananappeal® Anise Tree
Well-behaved color for southern shade gardens!
Those of you who live in warm southern states know that shade is a good thing. It provides a place to rest out of the blazing southern sun and heat. Unfortunately it can also be a challenging place to grow colorful and interesting things to make that resting place more…restful. To help with that Nature Hills is proud to offer Bananappeal Small Anise Tree (Illicium parviflorum ‘PIIIP-I’ PP28,887).
This is a compact form of native anise that has been bred to be better-behaved than other versions of illicium. (It is really a mid-sized shrub more than a small tree.) It won’t shoot out long gangly stems at random and the leaves won’t fade out in the winter. Instead, it stays in a nice round 3’ mound and has golden yellow leaves that practically glow in the shade.
The leaves smell like licorice when crushed or brushed so you’ll want to plant it somewhere where you can touch it and release the great smell into the garden.
Deer resistant, easy care and luminescent! This is a must have for your southern shade garden.
Because of its smaller stature and compact habit it makes a great container plant and works well on the shady patio or porch. It doesn’t tend toward suckering like other illiciums do, either, so it will stay where you put it in your shade garden. Once Bananappeal is established it is totally low-maintenance, which makes your restful shade garden even more restful.
People love it, but deer do not, so you don’t have to worry about it becoming part of a wildlife buffet.
Let Bananappeal Small Anise Tree bring hot color to your cool shade garden. Order yours today!
* Evergreen loves shade
* Colorful all year
* Easy, low-maintenance native
* Deer resistant
Buying Options for Plants
Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.
Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!
Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.
- Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
- Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.
Nature Hills Container Size by Volume
|Young Plants to 18 Months|
|2"x2"x3"||Ranges from||.18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume|
|4.5" Container||Equal to||.655 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume|
|3.5" Container||Equal to||.67 dry quart / .74 dry liter in volume|
|4" Container||Equal to||.87 dry quart / .96 dry liter in volume|
|1 Quart||Equal to||1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume|
|5.5" Container||Equal to||1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x5"||Ranges from||.8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x6"||Ranges from||1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x9"||Ranges from||1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x10"||Ranges from||1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old|
|2 Quart||Equal to||2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume|
|#1 Container||Ranges from||2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume|
|5"x5"x12"||Equal to||3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 2 - 4 Years Old|
|#2 Container||Ranges from||1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume|
|#3 Container||Ranges from||2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 3 - 5 Years Old|
|#5 Container||Ranges from||2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume|
|#7 Container||Ranges from||5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume|
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|Botanical Name||Illicium parviflorum 'PIIIP-I'|
|Foliage||Yellow, Green, Gold|
|Mature Height||3 - 4 feet|
|Mature Spread||3 - 4 feet|
|Soil Type||Well Drained|
|Sun Exposure||Full Shade|