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Illicium parviflorum

Common Name(s):
Hardy anise shrub, Small anise tree
Category:
Shrubs
Comment:

Suckers to form colonies; drought tolerant; native to lower southeastern US; most hardy Illicum spp. This plant is particularly resistant to damage by deer.

Height:
7-14 ft.
Foliage:
Alternate, simple olive-green leaves; 2-4 in. inches long; new foliage is soft yellow-green; fragrant leaves
Flower:
0.5 in. yellow-green flowers in early summer; not fragrant
Zones:
6 to 9
Habit:
Evergreen
Site:
Sun to partial shade; range of soil types: moist, dry, heavy clay
Texture:
Medium to coarse
Form:
Upright, pyramidal shrub; suckers
Width:
8-10 ft.
Tags:
hardy, fragrant, deer resistant, evergreen

NCCES plant id: 1598

Illicium parviflorum Illicium parviflorum
Photo by Phillip Merritt, CC BY-NC-SA - 2.0
Illicium parviflorum I. parviflorum stem and leaf detail
Photo by Phillip Merritt, CC BY-NC-SA - 2.0