‘Florida Sunshine’ Anise

Size
Illicium parviflorum ‘Florida Sunshine’
USDA Hardiness Zones: 8a to 9b
‘Florida Sunshine’ is a small, rounded, 4- to 5-foot evergreen shrub native to Florida, with eye-catching, brilliant chartreuse new growth maturing to yellow-green. This deer-resistant shade shrub has licorice-scented, bright golden leaves and white flowers in the spring. Plant in part-sun areas to brighten a shaded corner or mass plant to create a bold splash of intense color. This one does well in light shade and moist sites.
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Small Anise, Small Anise-tree; Japanese Anise
Woody Ornamentals - Shrubs - Evergreen - Broadleaf
Growth Size:   Medium Shrub - 5 to 5 feet tall, 3 to 3 feet wide
Growth Habit:   Upright
Features:   North American Native, Excellent Foliage Color, Year Round Color and Interest
Heat Tolerant, Deer Resistant, Tolerates Wet Areas
Attracts:   
Garden Ideas:   
Shade, Entryway, Sensory
Flower features:    
small, yellow-tinted white blossoms that bloom in spring
Fruit & seed features:    Inedible fruit that will ripen in spring
Foliage type and color:    Evergreen, Lime Green
Landscape Uses:    Hedges, Pond’s edge (in wet soil), Erosion Control, Screen
Accent, Border, Mass Planting, Specimen
‘Florida Sunshine’ Anise is a Low maintenance plant
Growth Size:   Medium Shrub - 5 to 5 feet tall, 3 to 3 feet wide
Growth Rate:   Slow
Spacing:   4-5 ft apart
Exposure:   Partial Shade
Watering:   Semi-Moist
Soil Types:      Moist
General Plant Care:    Care for your shrubs includes monitoring for pests and diseases, periodically checking soil moisture, and providing fertilizer as needed. In general, plants that have sufficient water and the correct amount of fertilizer tend to not have as many pest and disease problems. Water new plants weekly during the growing season in the first year, and as needed after that.
General Planting Tips:    Choose a site suited to your plant's light, soil, and space needs. Dig a hole twice as wide but no deeper than the container. Remove plant from container and loosen roots slightly. Place the plant in the hole. If using slow-release (coated) fertilizer, you may add it according to package directions at this time. Add soil back to the hole, ensuring the top of the soil from the container is even with the surrounding soil. Water well, and add more soil if needed. Add 2-3 inches of mulch around plant, taking care to keep away from stem or trunk. See our FAQ page for more details on Mulching.
General Fertilizing Tips:    Once in spring with a slow-release fertilizer recommended for this plant (shrub, tree) at a rate according to package directions.
General Pruning suggestions:    If needed, prune in late winter or early spring to maintain size and shape. Do not remove more than 1/4 of the plant at any one time. It is best to selectively cut branches back to a natural fork in the branch. Shrubs look best when allowed to maintain their natural growth habit - avoid shearing into tight balls or squares.
USDA Hardiness Zones: 8a to 9b

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