Category: Shrub - Evergreen
Zones: 7 to 10
Size: To 10' tall, slightly less wide
Growth Rate: Moderate
Exposure: Part Shade, Shade
Upright shrub. Leathery, smooth, shiny leaves to 6" long and 2" wide. Anise fragrance when crushed. Red flowers, strap-like with yellow centers in spring.
- Illicium floridanum 'Halley's Comet'
- Illicium floridanum 'Pink Frost'
- Illicium floridanum 'Thayer' (Shady Lady™)
Native to the southeastern US. Discovered by John Bartram in Florida in 1766 and introduced in 1771.
Published in Philos. Trans. 60: 524, 12 in 1770.