Illicium parviflorum ‘Florida Sunshine’

('Florida Sunshine', Anise)


$39.99


Hardiness Zones:

 10a  10b  7a  7b  8a  8b  9a  9b

Quick Overview:

Illicium parviflorum, commonly called yellow anise tree or small anise tree, is an upright, rounded, evergreen shrub or small tree . It is native to moist woods and swamps in central Florida. Shiny, elliptic, olive-green leaves (to 4″ long) emit an anise-like aroma when crushed.  Similar to the species, ‘Florida Sunshine’ is a slower growing cultivar with chartreuse foliage in spring and summer, turning golden yellow in the fall and winter.

Description

Winter hardy to USDA Zones 7-10 where it is easily grown in moist, rich soils in part shade to full shade. Tolerates full sun as long as soils are kept uniformly moist. Established plants tolerate some drought, but prefer good moisture. Branches may root where they touch the ground. Spreads by root suckers to form colonies.

Additional information

Common Name

'Florida Sunshine', Anise

Botanical Name

Illicium parviflorum 'Florida Sunshine'

Container/Amount

3 gallon

Evergreen or Deciduous

Evergreen

Hardiness Zone

10a, 10b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b

Growth Rate

Slow

Light Requirements

Part-shade, Part-sun, Shade

Height

to 10 ft

Width

to 10 ft.

Soil Condition

Well-drained

Water Needs

Average

Blooming Period

Spring

Flower Color

Yellow-green

Fragrance

Yes

Foliage Color

chartreuse

Deer Resistant

Yes

Fall Color

Yellow

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