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Illicium floridanum 'Pink Frost' (Florida Anise)

Florida Anise 'Pink Frost', Purple Anise 'Pink Frost', Florida Aniseed Tree 'Pink Frost', First Editions® Pink Frost Florida Anise Tree


Illicium floridanum 'Pink Frost' (Florida Anise) is a vigorous, medium-sized evergreen shrub of upright habit, with elliptic, dark green leaves, 6 in. long (15 cm), adorned with creamy edges. The foliage turns a lovely pink-rose color in cold weather. In spring, pretty dark red flowers, 2 in. across (5 cm), packed with up to 20-30 strap-shaped petals, are on display for 4-6 weeks. A great evergreen shrub for difficult wet and shady areas where it can be used as screening, in masses or against a sheltered wall.

  • Grows up to 6-10 ft. tall and wide (180-300 cm).
  • A part shade to full shade lover, this plant is easily grown in moist soils. Tolerates erosion and wet planting sites. 
  • May need pruning when young after flowering.
  • Generally pest and disease free.
  • Propagate by semi-ripe cuttings in summer.
  • Both the foliage and fruit are poisonous to livestock.

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Requirements

Hardiness 7 – 9
Heat Zones 4 – 9
Plant Type Shrubs
Plant Family Illicium - Anise Trees
Exposure Partial Sun, Shade
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 6' – 10' (180cm – 3m)
Spread 6' – 10' (180cm – 3m)
Spacing 96" – 120" (240cm – 300cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Moisture Retentive
Characteristics Fragrant, Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Deer, Wet Soil
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage, Mediterranean Garden

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 7 – 9
Heat Zones 4 – 9
Plant Type Shrubs
Plant Family Illicium - Anise Trees
Exposure Partial Sun, Shade
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 6' – 10' (180cm – 3m)
Spread 6' – 10' (180cm – 3m)
Spacing 96" – 120" (240cm – 300cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Moisture Retentive
Characteristics Fragrant, Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Deer, Wet Soil
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage, Mediterranean Garden

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