Florida Anise (Illicium floridanum)
It also makes for a great single plant if you are looking for a lush evergreen in you garden. The leaves are leathery, smooth and shiny, 2-6 inch long and an inch or two wide. When crushed, they emit a characteristic anise-like odor.
We like to call them the rhododendrons for the humid south. They are not fussy about soil conditions but like a little moisture during dry spells. At freezing their leaves will hang downwards and shrivel, but like magic as temperatures rise return at once back to their lushness.
Cannot ship to California or Hawaii, ships with soil