Syzygium anisatum – Aniseed myrtle

A large rainforest tree which can grow to 45 metres in its natural range but around 10 metres in the garden, it can be pruned to size or grown in a pot if needed. It is a handsome plant with glossy dense foliage, the leaves have wavy margins and clusters of large cream fluffy flowers in summer. The leaves are aromatic with a distinct and pleasant aniseed-liquorice taste which can be used in cooking and as a tea. It also has anti microbial properties. Tolerates light frosts. This plant is also known as Backhousia anisata and Anetholia anisata.

Scientific Name:Syzygium anisatum
Common Name:Aniseed myrtle
Plant Type:Small tree, Large tree
Height:10 ~ 35 metres
Width:5 ~ 8 metres
Flower Colour:Cream
Flowering Time:Summer
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral
Soil Type:Clay, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Container growing
Climate Zone:Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Mediterranean
Light:Sunny, Light shade, Half shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Dense foliage, Spreading
Soil Moisture:Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Propagation Method:Seed, Softwood cutting, Semihardwood cutting, Hardwood cutting
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Screen, Windbreak, Fragrant
Special Uses:Edible, Tea, Fragrant oils, Street tree, Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects



Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for native plants