Backhousia anisata
“Aniseed tree”

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TREE 10 TO 35m TALL

Handsome tree with glossy dense foliage and clusters of large cream fluffy flowers in summer. Young leaves are soft and pink, and become green with wavy margins once mature. Can be used in cooking in various sweet and savory dishes as well as an oil or tea. Traditionally made into a tonic which supposedly increased the vitality of the drinker. Grows to ~10m in cultivated and can be pruned to size. or grown in a pot.