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James H. Schutte

(Maryland Beauty Winterberry, Winterberry)

Large, electric red berries in dense linear clusters grace the bare branches of the Maryland Beauty winterberry from fall to midwinter. Winterberry is native to the eastern United States and extreme southeastern Canada, and cultivar 'Maryland Beauty' was selected by C.L. Jenkins in 1930. In 2008 this cultivar received the Gene Eisenbeiss Holly of the Year award by the Holly Society of America. This cultivar grows slowly with an oval to dome-like canopy becoming a small to medium shrub. In a marshy...

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Mark A. Miller

(Shortcake Winterberry, Winterberry)

From fall to midwinter, the dwarf winterberry ‘Shortcake’ displays abundant bright red berries that line its bare branches. It is a densely-branched, rounded deciduous shrub that originates from southeastern North America. This cultivar, along with 'Red Sprite', are the best small-sized shrubs for the winter landscape.

In spring, winterberry displays simple foliage that is medium to dark green. The leaves appear only a couple of weeks before its fragrant small white flowers bloom. Like most...

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James Burghardt

(Sunsplash Winterberry, Winterberry)

Rarely is a winterberry holly considered beautifully ornate outside of fall and winter. The Sunsplash winterberry not only produces orange-red fruits, but cloaks its branches in spring and summer with green and yellow foliage. Winterberry is native to the eastern United States and extreme southeastern Canada, and cultivar 'Sunsplash' was selected by John Dancher in southern New England. This cultivar grows slowly with an oval to dome-like canopy becoming a small to medium shrub. In a marshy environment,...

Image of Illicium floridanum photo by: Felder Rushing

Felder Rushing

(Florida Anise, Florida Anisetree, Purple Anise)

Florida or purple anise is best known for its unusual summer flowers and fragrant, evergreen leaves. This shrub or small tree is native to moist, wooded areas across the southeastern United States, from Florida to Louisiana. Mature specimens have upright branches and develop an open habit.

Its large, leathery leaves are elliptical to lance-shaped and have a delightful anise fragrance when crushed. The nodding flowers are usually hidden in foliage. Each interesting bloom has many narrow red or...

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JC Raulston Arboretum at NC State University

(Florida Anise, Florida Anisetree, Halley's Comet Anisetree)

Florida or purple anise is best known for its unusual summer flowers and fragrant, evergreen leaves. ‘Halley’s Comet’ is an excellent landscape selection grown for its compact habit and extra large, long-blooming, deep red blooms. This shrub or small tree is native to moist, wooded areas across the southeastern United States, from Florida to Louisiana. Mature specimens have upright branches and develop an open habit.

Its large, leathery leaves are elliptical to lance-shaped and have a delightful...

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James Burghardt

(Florida Anise, Florida Anisetree, Southern Star Anisetree)

Florida or purple anise is best known for its unusual summer flowers and fragrant, evergreen leaves. ‘Southern Star’ is a variegated selection grown for its mottled ivory and green leaves. This shrub or small tree is native to moist, wooded areas across the southeastern United States, from Florida to Louisiana. Mature specimens have upright branches and develop an open habit.

Its large, leathery leaves are elliptical to lance-shaped and have a delightful anise fragrance when crushed. The nodding...

Image of Illicium floridanum f. album photo by: JC Raulston Arboretum at NC State University

JC Raulston Arboretum at NC State University

(White Florida Anise, White Florida Anisetree)

Florida anise is best known for its unusual summer flowers and fragrant, evergreen leaves. The naturally occurring forma alba has creamy white flowers rather than red. This shrub or small tree is native to moist, wooded areas across the southeastern United States, from Florida to Louisiana. Mature specimens have upright branches and develop an open habit.

Its large, leathery leaves are elliptical to lance-shaped and have a delightful anise fragrance when crushed. The nodding flowers...

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James Burghardt

(Semmes White Anisetree, White Florida Anise, White Florida Anisetree)

Florida anise is best known for its unusual summer flowers and fragrant, evergreen leaves. The tall cultivar, 'Semmes', is a white-flowered selection with larger than average leaves. This shrub or small tree is native to moist, wooded areas across the southeastern United States, from Florida to Louisiana. Mature specimens have upright branches and develop an open habit.

Its large, leathery leaves are elliptical to lance-shaped and have a delightful anise fragrance when crushed. The nodding flowers...

Image of Illicium henryi photo by: James Burghardt

James Burghardt

(Chinese Anise, Henry's Anisetree)

Considered the showiest of all the Illicium species, Henry's anisetree produces lots of waxy, coral-pink flowers in late spring. Though its common name suggests it’s a tree, it is better classified as a large, broadleaf evergreen shrub. Mature specimens develop a rounded, almost pyramid habit that looks good in landscapes all year long. Like most Illicium, this Chinese native naturally resides in moist woodlands.

The smooth, elliptical leaves of this shrub are dark green, leathery...

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James Burghardt

(Acadian Miss Iris, Louisiana Hybrid Iris)

The Louisiana iris ‘Acadian Miss’ bears beautiful ruffled flowers in spring and early summer. Its medium-sized white blooms have three small, upward-angled inner petals (standards), and three larger, arching outer petals (falls). Each fall has a light green marking, called a signal, at its base, which attracts pollinating bees. Three petal-like green floral "style arms" extend from the flower's center. This cultivar received the DeBaillon Award from the Society for Louisiana Irises.

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