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Illicium parviflorum

Description

This upright, evergreen shrub or small tree suckers to form colonies.  It is drought and soil-type tolerant (will tolerate a range of soil types:  moist, dry, heavy clay)  It is native to the lower southeastern US; and is the  most cold hardy Illicum spp.

Wildlife Value: This plant is particularly resistant to damage by deer.

Compare this Plant with:  I. floridanum

Cultivars:
Tags:
#evergreen#hardy#fragrant leaves#wet sites#cpp#deer resistant
Cultivars:
Tags:
#evergreen#hardy#fragrant leaves#wet sites#cpp#deer resistant
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Illicium
    Species:
    parviflorum
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    United States
    Distribution:
    lower southeastern United States
    Particularly Resistant To (Insects/Diseases/Other Problems):
    deer
    Dimensions:
    Height: 7 ft. 0 in. - 14 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 8 ft. 0 in. - 10 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Shrub
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Habit/Form:
    Pyramidal
    Texture:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    Clay
    Soil Drainage:
    Occasionally Wet
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Green
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Summer
    Flower Size:
    < 1 inch
    Flower Description:
    yellow-green flowers that are not fragrant
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Value To Gardener:
    Fragrant
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Leaves are olive green and 2-4 inches long. New foliage is a soft yellow-green.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Design Feature:
    Hedge
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer
    Wet Soil