Member Price: $39.95
Member Price: $39.95
The Florida Sunshine Illicium (Illicium parviflorum 'Florida Sunshine') is a stunning evergreen shrub renowned for its striking, chartreuse-yellow foliage and unique, aromatic qualities. This versatile plant is perfect for adding a pop of color to shaded areas of the garden, and its low-maintenance nature makes it an excellent choice for both novice and experienced gardeners.
Native to the southeastern United States, Florida Sunshine Illicium is a slow-growing, compact shrub that typically reaches a height of 4 to 6 feet and a width of 3 to 4 feet. It is well-suited for USDA hardiness zones 7 to 10, making it a great choice for a variety of climates. This adaptable plant thrives in partial to full shade and prefers moist, well-draining, and acidic soil.
The primary attraction of the Florida Sunshine Illicium is its eye-catching foliage. The leaves are a vibrant chartreuse-yellow color, which becomes even more intense when the plant is grown in partial shade. This striking color provides a brilliant contrast against darker green plants in the garden and adds a sense of brightness to shaded areas.
In addition to its visual appeal, Florida Sunshine Illicium's foliage also possesses a unique, aromatic quality. When crushed or brushed against, the leaves release a pleasant, licorice-like scent. This aromatic characteristic can add an extra layer of sensory enjoyment to the garden and may also help to deter browsing by deer and other animals.
While not as showy as its foliage, Florida Sunshine Illicium does produce small, pale-yellow flowers in the late spring. These inconspicuous blooms are often hidden beneath the foliage but contribute to the plant's overall charm and appeal. The flowers are followed by star-shaped seed capsules, which, although not particularly ornamental, can be of interest to those who appreciate the unique features of this plant.
Every plant comes with our expert planting guide that will cover the specifics to ensure your plant grows absolutely nuts. It also comes with our free 30 day guarantee so if you aren't happy we got you covered.
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