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Forest Green Sun Tolerant Anise - 3 Gallon Pot
Unlike most other Illicium cultivars that prefer life on the shady side, we have the Forest Green Anise growing in full sun and full shade and it does equally as well under both exposures! No other anise we've grown does this well in full sun. The shiny, evergreen foliage has a delightful fragrance reminiscent of root beer with a touch of licorice. Get all the details below!

Forest Green Sun Tolerant Anise - 3 Gallon Pot

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SIZE: 3 GALLON POT
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1 $52.97
2+ $49.69

Forest Green Anise
Illicium parviflorum 'Forest Green'

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



Special Attributes

Unlike most other Illicium cultivars that prefer life on the shady side, we have the Forest Green Anise growing in full sun and full shade and it does equally as well under both exposures! No other anise we've grown does this well in full sun. The shiny, evergreen foliage has a delightful fragrance reminiscent of root beer with a touch of licorice. Can be grown as a large shrub or lower branches can be removed to form a highly attractive small evergreen tree up to 15 feet tall. With occasional pruning it can be kept much smaller for clipped hedges that are full to the ground. If left to grow naturally the plant forms large pyramid to 15 feet or more. This Anise is often listed as cold hardy to USDA Zone 8a but various reputable sources say 6a. The plants in our gardens handled 3 degrees F with no damage at all.




Landscape & Garden Uses

With upright branching that forms a dense rounded pyramid 12 to 15 feet tall and 8 to 10 feet wide at maturity, the Forest Green Anise is useful in the landscape as a specimen shrub or small tree, in groupings, as a privacy screen, or as a clipped hedge to 5 feet tall in sunny or shady areas of the garden. Forest Green Anise is great for use in home foundation plantings to frame corners or as espalier; trained to grow flat against walls. A fine addition to sunny or shady woodland borders, fragrance gardens and Asian theme gardens. 

Spacing:  6 to 7 feet apart for solid hedge; 14 feet or more apart for space between plants




Cultural Preferences

Forest Green Anise is very easy to grow in well-drained, moist soils that are rich in organic matter and full sun to part shade. When left to grow natural maintenance is minimal with little to no pruning required. Plants can be pruned occasionally to control height or for shaping purposes.




Helpful Articles

Click on the link below to find helpful advice from our experts on how to plant, fertilize, prune and water Anise.




Plant Details

USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 7a-10b  Find Your Zone
Plant Type:  Evergreen Shrub
Height at Maturity:  12-15'
Width at Maturity:  8-10'
Spacing:  6-7' for solid hedges; 14'+ for space between plants
Growth Habit / Form:  Upright, Bushy, Rounded Mound
Growth Rate:  Moderate
Flower Color:  Bright Yellow
Flower Size:  Small - 1"
Flowering Period:  Early Summer
Flower Type:  Single
Fragrant Flowers:  Yes
Foliage Color:  Light Green new leaves turn to Forest Green 
Fragrant Foliage:  Yes
Sun Needs:  Full, Sun, Morning Sun with Dappled or Afternoon Shade, Morning Shade with Evening Sun, All Day Filtered Sun, Shade or Mostly Shade
Water Needs:  Average
Soil Type:  Clay, Loam, Sandy, Silt
Soil Moisture / Drainage:  Well Drained Moist, Moderately Drained
Soil pH:  5.0 - 6.5
Maintenance / Care:  Low
Attracts:  Visual Attention
Resistances:  Deer, Disease, Heat, Insect



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