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Illicium floridanum 'Halley's Comet' - summer leaves
  • Illicium floridanum 'Halley's Comet' - evergreen foliage in winter
  • Illicium floridanum 'Halley's Comet' - summer leaves

Illicium floridanum 'Halley's Comet'

£35.00

(Anise Tree) New to us and rare in the UK, Illicium floridanum 'Halley's Comet' is a medium sized evergreen shrub once established with pale to dark green lance-shaped leaves and nodding, dark red flowers in spring. 

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New to us and rare in the UK, Illicium floridanum 'Halley's Comet' is a medium sized evergreen shrub once established with pale to dark green lance-shaped leaves and nodding, dark red flowers in spring. These flowers may be followed by interesting star-shaped fruit later in the summer.

Requires a very warm, sheltered position in dappled or partial shade to grow well and avoid planting in open or exposed areas. May require protection from winter cold in some areas.


  • Position: Light, dappled or partial shade.
  • Soil: Moist fertile soils but not waterlogged.
  • Hardiness: Somewhat hardy. Will require protection in severe cold.
  • Flowering Period: May.
  • Flower Colour: Red.
  • Rate of Growth: Moderate.
  • Habit: Illicium floridanum 'Halley's Comet' grows to be a medium sized shrub.
    • Height: 2 - 2.5 m (6 - 8 ft)
    • Spread: 2 m (6 ft)
  • Notes: Illicium floridanum 'Halley's Comet' can be fickle in the UK and is best attempted by experienced gardeners. As such it is not covered by our guarantee.

Data sheet

How Much Sun
Full Sun, Light Shade
Eventual Size
Shrub - Medium
Growing Conditions
Site: Coastal Areas, Soil: Acid, Soil: Damp/Wet
Special Features
Evergreen, Flowers in Spring, Suitable for Containers, Rare and Unusual

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