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.

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Data sheet

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

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