Illicium mexicanum ‘Aztec Fire’
- Common Name(s):
- Aztec Fire
- ‘Aztec Fire’
Looking for an evergreen shrub with handsome green foliage? If yes, look no further; 'Aztec Fire' anise is the plant for you. This landscape gem is a first cousin to the more commonly known Florida anise. Unique to this cultivar, it produces burgundy-colored flowers.
'Aztec Fire' will grow in full sun but really thrives in partial shade. Give this Mexican native plenty of room to grow. Typically, this shrub will reach a height of 8 feet and a width of 6 feet. Best of all, it has a natural pyramidal grown habit.
An evergreen beauty, 'Aztec Fire' is best used in a large shrub border. Plants also will fit nicely into a naturalized landscape planting. One interesting note: anise shrubs grown in full sun will possess lighter green foliage than those grown in partial shade. Consider this showstopper for your home landscape.
- Fragrant, showy burgundy colored flowers.
- Makes a great hedge. Moderate growth rate. Needs wet or constantly moist soil. A shaded site with acidic soil.
NCCES plant id: 3084