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