Florida Red AniseScientific Name: Illicium floridanum
Best Planted In Zone: 8-10
Florida Red Anise is a rapidly growing, evergreen. Florida anise has olive green leaves and produces showy, deep red, star-shaped flowers up to 2 inches wide that appear in late March or early April. The many slender branches of Florida anise droop to the ground, giving a rounded, open canopy in the shade, ideal for natural settings, or in sunny locations it can be pruned into dense hedges or windbreaks. The leaves of Florida anise give off a distinctive odor when bruised or crushed. The tree grows to 10 feet tall and 6 to 8 feet wide. USDA ZONES: Zone 8, Zone 9, Zone 10.
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In well draining soils dig the hole as deep as the root ball and two to three times as wide. Plant the top of the root ball level or slightly higher than the surrounding soils. When planting in poorly drained soils make sure to plant your shrubs a minimum of 3 inches above the surrounding soil level. Water every day during the establishment period. After the first few weeks begin tapering back your watering to every other day then every third day and so on until your newly planted items are flourishing without your assistance.
Florida Anise is moderately drought tolerant once established. Perfect plant for areas that tend to hold water after extended rains. Add organic mulch to the planting hole and as a top dressing around the plant. Apply 6-12-12 or 10-10-10 fertilizer in spring and early fall.