Small Anise

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Illicium parviflorum
USDA Hardiness Zones: 6a to 9b
Small anise is a native evergreen shrub whose chartreuse-gold foliage in the spring and summer becomes screaming yellow in the fall when its upper stems turn a brilliant red. The small, pumpkinlike fruits are fragrant but not edible. Tolerant of wet soils.
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Growth Size:   Tall Shrub - 8 to 15 feet tall, 8 to 10 feet wide
Growth Habit:   Pyramidal
Features:   Easy To Grow, Bold Texture-Shape, Screening, Naturalizes Well, Winter Interest
Deer Resistant, Heat Tolerant, Drought Tolerant, Tolerates Wet Areas, Tolerates Wide Range of Moisture Levels
Garden Ideas:   
Rustic, Rain Garden, Bog-Carnivorous Plants
Flower features:    
Pale yellow, 1/2 inch, no ornamental significance that bloom in spring
Foliage type and color:    Evergreen, Olive green
Landscape Uses:    Hedges, Grouping, Woodland edge, Shady areas, Pond’s edge (in wet soil)
Accent, Border
Small Anise is a Low maintenance plant
Growth Size:   Tall Shrub - 8 to 15 feet tall, 8 to 10 feet wide
Growth Rate:   Slow
Spacing:   10-12 ft apart
Exposure:   Full Sun to Partial Shade
Watering:   Moderate
Soil Types:      Moist, well-drained   Adapted to most soil types
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:    Acidic fertilizer after flowering 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: 6a to 9b

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