Illicium floridanum 'Grey Ghost'

Grey Ghost Anise

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Grey Ghost Anise is a shade loving upright-rounded evergreen shrub with vigorous growth and foliage that is aromatic when crushed.  The glossy pewter grey foliage has a fine white margin on each leaf. Grey Ghost has nodding spidery pale pink flowers in spring that may produce a foul odor.  It grows best in moist rich, well-drained soils.  Can tolerate full sun if the soil is kept consistently moist.

Type: 

Shrub

Height: 

6 - 10'

Spread: 

4 - 8'

Spacing: 

6'

USDA Hardiness Zone: 

7 - 9

Culture: 

Part Shade, Full Shade

Bloom Color: 

Pink

Season of Interest: 

SpringYear-Round

MAINTENANCE NEEDS: Low maintenance.  Water regularly.  Shelter from the harsh afternoon sun. Mulch to keep roots cool and conserve moisture.  Apply an acid fertilizer in early spring. Prune to shape after flowering.

LANDSCAPE USES: Accents or Group Plantings, BordersWoodland GardensWildlife GardensPrivacy Screen, Foundation Plantings, Hedges, and Containers

COMPANION PLANTS: Cast Iron Plant, Fatsia, Holly Leaf Fern


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