Position: Warm in light, dappled or partial shade.
Soil: Well-drained, acidic soil.
Hardiness: Somewhat hardy. While we have a Illicium simonsii growing in our gardens which has survived some cold winters, we strongly advise that this valuable plant is protected in cold weather and sheltered from strong winter winds.
Rate of Growth: Slow.
Habit: Illicium simonsii eventually grows to be a medium sized branching shrub.
Height: up to 2.5 m (8 ft) in many years.
Spread: 2 m (6 ft)
Notes: Please note that although we usually guarantee plants for a year after purchase, Illicium simonsii is a fickle plant and are only guaranteed for 21 days after delivery. We will not replace an Illicium simonsii which is damaged or killed by winter cold, water logging or drying out.As Illicium simonsii is a rare, valuable and sometimes fickle plant it is recommended only for experienced gardeners.