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Illicium mexicanum ‘Aztec Fire’

Common Name(s):
Aztec Fire
Cultivar(s):
‘Aztec Fire’
Category:
Shrubs
Comment:

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.

 

Height:
8'
Foliage:
Evergreen.
Flower:
Fragrant, showy burgundy colored flowers.
Zones:
7-9
Habit:
Pyramidal
Site:
Makes a great hedge. Moderate growth rate. Needs wet or constantly moist soil. A shaded site with acidic soil.
Width:
6'
Tags:
showstopper, show stopper, evergreen

NCCES plant id: 3084