Use caution when siting any Illicium species! These plants contain compounds that are toxic to both humans and animals.
The brilliant, chartreuse-yellow leaves distinguish this small leaf Anise from all others. The stems turn bright red in autumn, creating vivid contrast to the evergreen foliage. This introduction, from Tony Avent at Plant Delights Nursery, is quite vigorous, forming a dense shrub. Site in an area with well-drained soil, where 'Florida Sunshine' can get some winter shade and wind protection to reduce leaf burn. This plant is striking year-round, but nothing compares to looking at your garden on a gray winter day and seeing this ray of sunshine. [5'T x 5'W, Zones 7-9]