48 Sherman Drive Beaufort, SC 29907 danielpayne@naturescapesofbeaufort.com (843) 525 9454

Naturescapes of Beaufort, SC

Illicium parviflorum (Yellow Anise)


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 Yellow Anise is the best Southeastern native for screening in full shade. This evergreen shrub is native to Florida and nowhere else, however it is completely hardy throughout the Coastal Plain of SC and GA and probably farther north as well.  I have seen old ones that have persisted for decades around abandoned homes, but I have never seen it invade natural areas. It can grow 15-20′ tall and wide.. but can be maintained to 6′-8′ by cutting the tallest shoots to the ground. It provides good nesting sites for birds.  It thrives in average to moist soil, in sun or shade. They are generally deer-resistant. I have only seen deer browse them in one garden, and that was a year which we had a late freeze, followed by a summer drought, so the deer didn’t have many choices on the menu.  I am not growing these in these nursery, but am sourcing them from a nursery that I have worked with years and have found them very reliable. The ones available now are 3′ tall by 2′ wide. If you are interested, in having me order them, please add them to your cart and pay for them,. (We will reserve your plants upon payment and when our order is large enough, we will arrange for delivery)  If you need me to deliver them in the local area and/or plant them for you, I will charge those services upon completion  I charge $36 a man-hour, plus the costs of soil amendments. 

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Dimensions 24 × 24 × 60 in

7 gallon


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