Looking for a plant to provide low maintenance, dense privacy? The Yellow Ocala Anise is a wonderful option for a low maintenance shrub and makes a great hedge plant! The shrub’s natural conical shape does not require much pruning and is great for more shady areas.
The botanical name of this plant is illicium parviflorum and it is native to central Florida. Generally considered a large shrub or small tree if pruned to that desired shape. This plant or evergreen tree gets very large throughout maturity. Can grow up to 10 to 15 feet tall and 6-10 feet wide. It provides great privacy when planted in a location that deems it so.
The Yellow Anise bushes elliptical-shaped leaves give off an aromatic scent of anise when crushed and the shrub features olive greenish yellow subtle flowers in the spring growing season, followed by a star-shaped seedpods.
How to Grow Anise Plant
This Anise shrub does well in sandy, acidic soils but will adapt to other soil types as well such as moist soils or dry soils. Plants that are grown in shady areas have rich, dark green leaves, whereas plants grown in the sun tend to be more yellow green.
This cultivar will remain upright and tight in full sun, and when grown in shade takes on a more relaxed habitat with darker leaves and fewer blooms. These plants grow and thrive in the southern United States. The USDA plant hardiness zones are 8-10.
The packaging method ensures your plant arrives in good condition. We ship high quality plants so please reach out to us if it is anything less than what you were expecting. The yellow anise tree is very hardy and should have no issues.
Shop the Ocala Anise for sale for a hardy evergreen shrub with lush, green foliage.
- Privacy hedge
- Low maintenance
- Adapts to sun & shade