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Florida Anise Tree, Purple Anise
Scientific Name: Illicium floridanum Ellis
Family: Illiciaceae
Florida Anise Tree, Purple Anise (Illicium  floridanum)
Illicium floridanum in Curtis Botanical Magazine
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 26,28,31,32
USDA: 8-10

Sun Exposure: Light shade to part sun

Origin: Southern USA (Florida to Louisiana)

Growth Habits: Shrub, 10 feet to 15 feet tall (3 m-4.5 m), 6 feet to 10 feet in spread (1.8 m-3 m); glossy, elliptic, lance-shaped, ovate leaves, up to 6 inches long (15 cm)

Watering Needs: Abundant water, prefers a soil rich in organic matter


Blooming Habits:
White, red or brownish flowers, up to 2 inches wide (5 cm), up to 2 inches wide (5 cm).

Fruiting Habits:

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