The Illicium floridanum is an unusual evergreen that originates from the USA. It is a slow grower, reaching 8ft in height. The plant is very ornamental due to its star-like flowers that are made up of 20-30 maroon coloured petals, blooming from May-June. When up close to the plant, it is known to have a slightly fishy fragrance but this tends to be overshadowed by its leathery, glossy oval leaves. The Florida Anise Tree is drought tolerant and hardy to temperatures as low as -10c. The best position for the plant is to be placed where it will receive full sun but will also be sheltered from cold winds.
|Flower||Maroon - May to June|
|Position||Sull sun, partial shade|
|Soil type||Acidic / Moist but well-drained|
|Rate of growth||COMING SOON|
|Height and spread||2.5m x 2.5m|
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