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Florida Sunshine Anise

Southern Living Plants

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$54.99
  • USDA Growing Zones 7-9
  • 5 Feet Tall
  • 3 Feet Wide
  • Full Shade to Partial Shade

Florida Sunshine Anise (Illicium parviflorum) is a hardy shrub that dazzles in the landscape all year. Its glossy leaves are a soft greenish yellow and grow along red-tinted stems. The evergreen shrub grows slowly, eventually reaching about 5 feet high and 3 feet wide. Plant it as a garden border or hedge for year-round color in your landscape.

Be sure to place Florida Sunshine Anise where you can enjoy its color and fragrance. The "Anise" part of its name represents the licorice-like scent of the shrub's late spring fruit. Although Florida Sunshine's fruit is not edible like the spice, it is a nice touch added to an already incredible shrub. The plant is resistant to most diseases and pests and handles heat of zones 7 through 9.

Florida Sunshine Anise Care

Plant Florida Sunshine Anise in shade or part shade and see its delicate leaves turn the golden chartreuse color. Dig a hole about two times wider than the container the plant comes in and water it well. Spread a 1- to 2-inch layer of mulch around the plant, but not up against its main stem. It needs average water and only slight pruning. Shape the plant as needed in early spring before the first new growth appears.

Florida Sunshine Anise Spacing

Create a colorful hedge with several Florida Sunshine Anise in your tropical, rustic or cottage landscape. Space the shrubs nearly 3 feet apart so they have room to grow together.

Florida Sunshine Anise Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 6-9
Plant Type: Shrub
Sunlight Exposure: Full Shade to Partial Shade
Mature Height: 4 - 5 Feet
Mature Width: 3 Feet
Plant Spacing: 3 Feet
Growth Habit:
Flower Color(s): Yellow
Seasonal Interest: Spring
Foliage Type: Evergreen
Foliage Color(s): Chartreuse
Resists: Deer, Disease
Features: Deadheading Not Necessary, Foliage Interest
Uses: Foundation Planting, Hedge, Mass Planting, Mixed Garden Bed, Woodland Garden
Plant Brand: Southern Living Plants
Botanical/Scientific Name: Illicium parviflorum 'Florida Sunshine'
SKU:
FDSSAN

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Known As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
 Volume:
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Known As:
   Quart

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months - 1 year
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
 Volume:
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Known As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
 Volume:
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
 Volume:
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 3 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
 Volume:
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 - 4 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
 Volume:
   2.32-2.76 gallons


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Winter to Early Spring

We ship only when it's warm enough to plant in your growing zone.
Sometimes plants aren't completely ready to sell and ship in early spring. We will wait until the plants are ready before shipping so you don't get a subpar product.
For Southern plants we will be able to ship much earlier than plants coming from our northern nursery.

Summer

If there is extreme heat we may delay shipping for a week or several weeks.
We review what areas the plants are traveling through as well as your location.

Fall into Winter

We’ll ship plants out all the way up to the end of the fall planting season!

Winter

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Planter Shipping

Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations