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Illicium floridanum Ellis 

Florida anisetree is much-branched, upright broadleaf evergreen shrub with a compact outline.

Large, lance-shaped, evergreen leaves are lustrous, dark-green above, pale beneath and very aromatic when bruised. Maroon-purple flowers occur singly and are composed of 20-30 strap-like petals.

Dehiscent seed follicles, arranged in whorls, have a star-like appearance.Deer Resistant.


Ornamental Characteristics
Category Shrub
foliage Type Broadleaf evergreen
Height 10' - 15'
Spread 6' - 10' 
Shape Upright, spreading
Primary foliage Color Green, glossy; light undersides
Seasonal foliage Color
Flowering Season Insignificant
Flower Color Reddy-Maroon/Purple (aromatic)
Berries Star-shaped fruit
Environmental Characteristics
Growth Rate Moderate
Sun Preferences Partial Shade
Water Preferences Moist: Ensure planting area provides adequate drainage.