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Florida Sunshine Anise

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  • 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'

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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)

Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.

For information on how to care for you new plant please check out our guide. Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)

We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.

The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.

For more information, please go to our Shipping & Returns page at the bottom of the website.

Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

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

Plant Shipping

Time of Order:

Summer Shipping

  • If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.  
    • We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location

Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.

It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.

1 Review - Florida Sunshine Anise Show Reviews

  • 5
    Healthy, delightful addition to my sensory garden.

    Posted by Sherran Blair on Mar 20th 2021

    Well packed. Well grown. Arrived promptly.