Illicium mexicanumItem #4611 USDA Hardiness Zone: 8 - 9
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Highly aromatic native of Mexico related to the Florida anise tree with vivid red star flowers. Prefers protected, evenly moist conditions. Superior understory shrub for shaded sites with acidic, well drained soils. Evergreen.
- OverviewLight Needs:Full shadeWatering Needs:Water regularly to maintain wet or evenly moist soil - weekly or more.Average Landscape Size:Moderate growth 3 to 4 feet tall and wide.Key Feature:FragrantBlooms:Spring into FallLandscape Uses:
- CareCare InformationFollow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Provide well-drained soil, rich in organic matter. Feed with an acid fertilizer before spring growth. Prune to shape after flowering.Light Needs:Full shadeWatering Needs:Water regularly to maintain wet or evenly moist soil - weekly or more.