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Florida Sunshine Anise

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ILPAFS
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SKU:
ILPAFS
Weight:
3.00 LBS
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_description-height:
6 feet
_description-width:
4 feet
_description-light:
Partial Shade, Shade
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Illicium parviflorum 'Florida Sunshine'
Attracts:
Birds
Bloom Time:
Mid Spring
Deer Resistant:
Yes
Evergreen/Deciduous:
Evergreen
Family:
Anise
Flower Color:
White
Foliage Color:
Green
Genus:
Illicium
Growth Rate:
Medium
Hardiness Zone:
6a
Landscape Uses:
Massing, Screening, Garden, Naturalizing
Mature Height:
6 feet
Mature Width:
4 feet
Native:
Native
Prune Time:
Late Winter Pruning
Light Needs:
Partial Shade, Shade
Water Needs:
Average to Moist
_callout-4|Light Needs:
Partial Shade, Shade
_callout-25|Foliage Color:
Green
_callout-26|Flower Color:
White
_callout-27|Bloom Time:
Mid Spring
_callout-28|Attracts:
Birds
_callout-12|Deer Resistant:
Yes
_callout-17|Landscape Uses:
Massing, Screening, Garden, Naturalizing

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Product Overview

Illicium parviflorum 'Florida Sunshine'
Glossy evergreen foliage smells like licorice when crushed; makes a fine hedge or can be limbed up as a small accent tree; great for foundations, mixed borders, and containers; prefers partial shade with adequate moisture

Florida Sunshine Anise is a dense multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. It is a good choice for attracting birds to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Florida Sunshine Anise is recommended for the following landscape applications:

  • Mass Planting
  • Hedges/Screening
  • General Garden Use
  • Naturalizing And Woodland Gardens

Features

Florida Sunshine Anise has attractive light green foliage which emerges chartreuse in spring. The fragrant narrow leaves are highly ornamental and turn yellow in fall. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant. The dark red branches are extremely showy and add significant winter interest.

Planting & Growing

Florida Sunshine Anise will grow to be about 6 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 4 feet. It tends to be a little leggy, with a typical clearance of 1 foot from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 50 years or more.

This shrub does best in partial shade to shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is particular about its soil conditions, with a strong preference for sandy, acidic soils. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone over the growing season to conserve soil moisture. This is a selection of a native North American species, and parts of it are known to be toxic to humans and animals, so care should be exercised in planting it around children and pets.

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