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Southern Star Florida Anise Shrub Overview
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Southern Star Florida Anise

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Great southern native for the shade!

‘Southern Star’ Florida Anise (Illicium floridanum ‘Southern Star’) has leaves that smell great! Crush them or brush by them and they smell like licorice!

Sweetly-scented leaves and flowers with a toitally different aroma. Talk about a conversation piece for your garden!

These Southern natives (from Florida to Georgia and Louisiana) love wet, shady places. They are evergreen in warm zones and live where other plants will struggle.

What sets ‘Southern Star’ apart is the color of its leaves. They are variegated spring-green with a creamy edge that blushes a rich pink in the winter. They definitely brighten those darker nooks in the garden. The flowers are a purple-maroon and stand out on the shrub when they are blooming in late spring. They are slow growers, so no pruning is necessary.

Use ‘Southern Star’ in rain gardens or to naturalize under big trees. They are great foundation plants, too.

These are true conversation starters and your garden guests will want to know all about them. Order yours today!

* Easy care
* Unique reddish flowers
* Perfect for shady borders or beds
* Great in rain gardens
* Good for smaller gardens, balconies and patios
* Scented variegated foliage

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .655 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
3.5" Container Equal to .67 dry quart / .74 dry liter in volume
4" Container Equal to .87 dry quart / .96 dry liter in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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PLANT HIGHLIGHTS

Southern Star Florida Anise Is Suited to Grow in Zones 7-10
Growing Zones 7-10
More Information
Brand Nature Hills Nursery
Botanical Name Illicium floridanum 'Southern Star'
Foliage Broadleaved evergreen
Mature Height 5 - 7 feet
Mature Spread 1 - 4 feet
Soil Type Moist soils
Moisture Water to establish, then very drought tolerant
Sun Exposure Partial Sun
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Maroon, red
Foliage Color Cream, green
Fruiting Time Fall (star shaped seed capsule)