Small-flowered Anise Tree, Yellow Anise, Star Anise 'Florida Sunshine'

Illicium parviflorum

Family: Illiciaceae
Genus: Illicium (il-LISS-ee-um) (Info)
Species: parviflorum (par-VEE-flor-um) (Info)
Cultivar: Florida Sunshine

Category:

Shrubs

Foliage Color:

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Bloom Characteristics:

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Water Requirements:

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Where to Grow:

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Height:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:

Unknown - Tell us

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Danger:

All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Inconspicuous/none

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Other details:

This plant may be considered a protected species; check before digging or gathering seeds

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From softwood cuttings

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Hazel Green, Alabama

Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida

Burlington, North Carolina

Greensboro, North Carolina

Bellaire, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Aug 24, 2017, lightyellow from Ponte Vedra Beach, FL wrote:

I bought this plant because it was native, shade-tolerant, and smelled like anise (I love licorice and similar smells lol) and it has quickly become one of my favorite evergreen shrubs for FL

Form is compact and lush. The foliage can be a bright yellowish but when it gets more shade I think it is more subdued, still bright and distinct enough to add interest while still being suitable for less dramatic/more naturalistic beds.

Mine is growing against an east-facing wall where it also gets shaded by the tips of a neighbor's tree. It gets an hour or so of direct sun around noon and the first few months this stressed it but it perked up afterwards (and this is less of an issue now that it's established). Still, in hot areas like FL I would be wary of planting it i... read more

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