Woodland Ruby Anise
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Woodland Ruby Anise

Woodland Ruby Anise

Gallon Size:
Gallon Size:
  • Young, affordable starter plant
  • May need to be transplanted into 3 gallon pot for more nurturing before planting into landscape
  • Healthy, mature plant
  • Ready to immediately be planted into landscape
  • Large healthy plant
  • Ready to immediately be planted into landscape

Illicium x 'Woodland Ruby'


Woodland Ruby Anise is a great choice if you are looking for a shade shrub of large mature size, that flowers, and is evergreen. Woodland Ruby has it all. Deep green, lance-like leaves are punctuated by stunning star-shaped pink blooms in summer. Its mature height of 6-7 feet makes it a good choice for a screen or backdrop.

Joseph's Take

Joseph's Take

We've done great growing the Florida Sunshine Anise. I prefer to plant this one in deep shade. They do like water and well drained soil. Anise is cold weather sensitive so if you live in a a northern state your Anise will look great in a pot on the deck if you plan to bring it in during the winter months. 

Anise smells like licorise when the leaf is torn.

Hardiness Map
Mature Height: 6'
Mature Width: 5'
Flower Season: Summer
Sun: Full sun to part shade
Hardiness Zone: 7 to 9
This plant is suitable for the low temperates below:
Temp (F)
Temp (C)
0 to 10
-17.8 to -12.2
10 to 20
-12.2 to -6.7
20 to 30
-6.7 to -1.1