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Florida Anise - Illicium floridanum - 3 Gallon Pot
Excellent for use as a an evergreen privacy screen in shade or as a large specimen shrub or small tree, Florida Anise is one of the most dependable broad-leaved evergreen shrubs for the shade garden and sites with consistently moist soil. In spring, dark red/maroon, 2-inch diameter flowers with many strap-like petals appear. Get all the details below!

Florida Anise - Illicium floridanum - 3 Gallon Pot

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SIZE: 3 GALLON POT
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Florida Anise
Illicium floridanum

USDA Plant Hardiness Zones: 7a-10b  Find Your Zone

Note:  For our customers who live and garden north of USDA Plant Hardiness Zone 7a, where Florida Anise is not reliably winter hardy, you'll be happy to know it can be grown in containers that can be brought indoors during winter and placed back outside when temperatures warm up in spring.



Special Attributes

Excellent for use as an evergreen privacy screen in shade or as a large specimen shrub or small tree, Florida Anise is one of the most dependable broad-leaved evergreen shrubs for the shade garden and sites with consistently moist soil. In spring, this North American native produces uniquely shaped, dark red 2-inch diameter flowers with many strap-like petals. Its thick, glossy dark green leaves that are 2 to 6 inches long and 1 to 2 inches wide adorn the tree year-round. A whiff of the leaves reveals a pleasant anise scent that tempts the passerby to tear a leaf in order to enjoy the spicy aroma. 




Landscape & Garden Uses

With an upright habit and rounded form 10 to 15 feet tall and 6 to 8 feet wide, Florida Anise is ideal for use as a specimen, in groupings or as a natural evergreen hedge or privacy screen in shady sites with consistently moist soil. As this anise grows taller lower branches can be removed to form a highly attractive evergreen focal point specimen tree. Also ideal for use in home foundation plantings to frame corners or as espalier (trained to grow flat against a wall) between widely-spaced windows or on windowless walls. 

Suggested Spacing:  6 feet apart for solid hedges;  12 feet or more apart for space between plants




Cultural Preferences

Florida Anise is very easy to grow in organically rich, moist but well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. For best appearance and performance we recommend some shade in the afternoon. No pruning necessary. That said, plants can be clipped to control height or for shaping purposes.




Helpful Articles

Click on the link below to get helpful advice from our experts on how to plant and care for Anise.


USDA Plant Hardiness Zones: 7a-10b  Find Your Zone
Plant Type:  Evergreen Shrub
Height at Maturity:  10-15'
Width at Maturity:  6-8'
Spacing:  6' for solid hedges; 12'+ for space between plants
Growth Habit / Form:  Upright, Bushy
Growth Rate:  Moderate
Flower Color:  Dark Red, Maroon
Flower Size:  Medium-2"
Flowering Period:  Spring
Flower Type:  Single
Fragrant Flowers:  Yes
Foliage Color:  Dark Green
Fragrant Foliage:  Yes
Berries/ Pods:  Yes
Sun Needs:  Full To Mostly Shade, Morning Sun with Dappled or Afternoon Shade, All Day Filtered Sun
Water Needs:  Average
Soil Type:  Clay, Loam, Sandy, Silt
Soil Moisture / Drainage:  Well Drained Moist, Moderately Drained
Soil pH:  5.5 - 7.5
Maintenance / Care:  Low
Attracts:  Visual Attention
Resistances:  Deer, Disease, Heat, Insect




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