Yellow Anise is a large dense upright native evergreen shrub with aromatic foliage that emerges soft yellow-green and matures to olive green. The late spring flowers yellow-green are insignificant but are followed by the non-edible star-shaped seed capsules that have a licorice scent – DO NOT INGEST! The plant is not a substitute for the culinary spice and flavorings obtained from Illicium verum. Grows best in rich, moist well-drained soils. Drought tolerant once established. Type: Shrub Height: 10′ – 15′ Spread: 6′ – 10′ Spacing: 8′ USDA Hardiness Zone: 6 – 9 Culture: Part Shade, Full Shade Bloom Color: Green Season of Interest: Spring, Year-Round MAINTENANCE NEEDS: Low maintenance. Water regularly. Shelter from the harsh afternoon sun. Mulch to keep roots cool and conserve moisture. Apply an acid fertilizer in early spring. Prune to shape after flowering. LANDSCAPE USES: Accents or Group Plantings, Borders, Woodland Gardens, Wildlife Gardens, Privacy Screens, Foundation Plantings, Hedges, and Containers. COMPANION PLANTS: Cast Iron Plant, Fatsia, Holly Leaf Fern IMAGE: No machine-readable author provided. Andrew69. assumed (based on copyright claims)., Yellow anise, CC BY 3.0 *As plants have ranges in appearance they may not appear as the images shown
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