Archive for the ‘Anise tree (Illicium)’ Category

Live Cut Foliage And Berries For Home Holiday Decorations

Many conifers make great cuts for indoor and outdoor Christmas decorations. Foliage choices: Eastern red cedar and many other junipers, white pine, Norway spruce, Colorado spruce, Balsam fir, Canadian hemlock, Arizona cypress (and cultivars ‘Carolina Sapphire’ and ‘Blue Ice’),  and False cypresses (C. pisifera). Needle retention varies among species. For example, Norway spruce and balsam […]

‘Florida Sunshine’ Anise Tree

Florida Sunshine anise tree (Illicium parviflorum ‘Florida Sunshine’), aka Ocala yellow star, is a southeast U.S. native which grows well on moderately shaded sites. Its evergreen, chartreuse colored, spring-summer foliage turns golden yellow in the fall. As its common name hints, the evergreen foliage emits a licorice scent. The overall fall-winter show is nothing short […]