Illicium floridanum 'alba'

White Florida Anise Tree

$ 14.95

Item #: 1306
Pot Size: full quart


Plant Description

Florida Anise Tree is an evergreen shrub native to moist shady ravines from Florida to Louisiana. Grow it in good soil either moist or dry and in sun or shade, where it will be moderately branched and upright growing to 9 or 10 feet. The medium green leaves are elliptic, 4 to 6 inches long, and fragrant when crushed. Late spring flowers have many narrow, 1 inch, white, strap-shaped petals forming a broad wavy star. (The regular Anise Tree has burgundy flowers.) For southern gardeners, Illicium is a nice alternative to our more common evergreen shrubs. Let it sparkle in part shade and some moisture.

 

Characteristics

Showy Berry Fruit

Deer Resistant

Native Plant

Good Fragrance

Ease of Culture

Easy to grow

Evergreen

Evergreen

Plant Type

Shrub

Light Exposure

Half and half

Soil Condition

Average, Organic

Moisture Tolerance

Moderately moist, Moist

Size

full quart

Height

36 or taller

 

Flower Color

White/whitish

Bloom Time

Late spring

Spread

5ft

Hardiness Zones

7, 8, 9

 

 

 

 

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