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Plant Varieties

Learn about 11 plant varieties and the planting information for each.

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florida anise tree has licorice scented foliage
Photo 4 of 11This is an upright evergreen shrub or small tree with licorice scented foliage and maroon flowers in spring.

Florida Anise Tree (4 of 11)

Illicium floridanum – Florida Anise Tree
Upright evergreen shrub or small tree with licorice scented foliage and maroon flowers in spring
Plant in light to moderate shade.
Plant in moist to average, rich soil that is well-drained; water when dry
Deer resistant; poisonous
Fertilize in spring as new foliage appears
Height: 5-10 feet; Width: 5-10 feet
Hardy in USDA zones 7-10:
Zone 7: Plant in early spring or early fall; plant in light to moderate shade; mulch in spring to conserve moisture and again after first hard frost; prune only if needed in early spring.
Zone 8: Plant in early fall; plant in light to moderate shade; mulch in spring to conserve moisture and again after first frost; prune only if needed in early spring.
Zone 9: Plant in early fall; plant in partial to moderate shade; mulch in spring to conserve moisture and again in fall; prune only if needed in early spring.
Zone 10: Plant in early fall; plant in partial to moderate shade; mulch in spring to conserve moisture and again in fall; prune only if needed in early spring.

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