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Florida Sunshine Illicium

Illicium parviflorum 'Florida Sunshine'

Pronunciation: il-LISS-ee-um par-VEE-flor-um
SKU #41014
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OVERVIEW
Description A dazzling, large shrub or compact tree with glossy, chartreuse-yellow foliage and red hued stems, enhanced by the delightful licorice-scented fruit for weeks beginning late spring. The small non-edible fruits are not a substitute for the culinary spice obtained from Illicium verum - DO NOT INGEST. Excellent accent for small, lightly shaded spaces. Evergreen.
Light Partial shade
Watering Keep soil consistently moist.
Blooms Insignificant
Mature Size Slowly reaches 5 ft. tall, 3 ft. wide.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Evergreen
Special Features Dramatic Foliage Color, North American Native Selection, Compact Form
Growth Rate Slow
STYLE
Landscape Use Border, Hedge, Privacy Screen
Flower Color Yellow
Foliage Color Chartreuse
Companion Plants Sweet Box (Sarcococca); Holly Fern (Cyrtomium); Cast Iron Plant (Aspidistra); Bush Lily (Clivia); Aralia (Fatsia)
CARE
Care Provide organically rich, moist, well-drained soil. Shelter from harsh afternoon sun. Mulch to keep roots cool and conserve moisture. Water deeply, regularly in first growing season to establish root system; once established, water as needed to maintain evenly moist soil. Apply an acid fertilizer in early spring. Prune to shape after flowering.

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in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.

We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.