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Florida Anise Tree Illicium 'Woodland Ruby'

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Description

Illicium ‘Woodland Ruby’ is a hybrid cross between I. floridanum ‘Alba’ and I. mexicanum. This shrub produces showy blooms in both the spring and fall.  

While it grows best in partial to full shade it can tolerate sun if it is well watered. Soil should be kept moist and extra irrigation applied during prolonged dry spells, as it has a tendency to wilt. The recommended USDA zones range from 7 to 10.

 

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#red flowers#flowers early spring#flowers early fall
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Illicium
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Shrub
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Deep shade (Less than 2 hours to no direct sunlight)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    High Organic Matter
    Soil pH:
    Acid (<6.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    7b, 7a, 8b, 8a, 9b, 9a, 10b, 10a
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Red/Burgundy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Fall
    Spring
    Flower Petals:
    7 - 20 petals/rays
    Flower Description:
    Many petaled red flowers appear in early spring and fall.
  • Leaves:
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No