Illicium anisatum 'sPg-3-004' ('Murasaki no Sato')

Purple Glaze™ Japanese Anise

New growth

New growth

Family: Schisandraceae

Genus: Illicium

Parent: Illicium anisatum

Category: Shrub - Evergreen

Zones: 7 to 10

Exposure: Filtered Sun, Part Shade


White flowers with streaks of pink in spring. New growth glossy purple-black fading to dark green with a pale chartreuse center. Several flushes in the season. Moist, well-drained soil. Filtered shade or morning sun and afternoon shade.


Also known as 'Koshuan' and 'Kumson'. From Mr. Yamaguchi of Yamaguchi Rare Plants in Japan. Murasaki no Sato - means "purple village".

My Experience: 

I purchased a 1-gallon plant from Nurseries Caroliniana in October 2014 and planted it in the Wild Or Wacky garden.

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