Illicium parviflorum

(Anise)


$49.99


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, suckering, evergreen shrub or small tree that grows to 10-15′ tall and spreads to 6-10′ wide. 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. Insignificant yellow-green flowers (to 1/2″ diameter) bloom from the leaf axils in late spring (May-June). Fruit is a star-shaped cluster of follicles. Yellow anise tree is protected in Florida as a threatened species.

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

Anise

Botanical Name

Illicium parviflorum

Container/Amount

7 gallon

Evergreen or Deciduous

Evergreen

Hardiness Zone

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

Growth Rate

Fast

Light Requirements

Part-shade, Part-sun, Shade, Sun

Height

to 15 ft.

Width

to 10 ft.

Soil Condition

Well-drained

Water Needs

Average

Blooming Period

May-June

Flower Color

Yellow-green

Fragrance

Yes

Foliage Color

green

Deer Resistant

Yes

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