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Miss Scarlett Illicium

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$19.98
  • Crimson blooms sitting atop deep green foliage
  • Matures to 3-4' wide by 4-6' tall
  • Hardy in USDA Zones 7 - 10
  • Plant in full sun to part shade
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Description

The Miss Scarlett® Illicium boasts crimson blooms that stand out against its bed of rich, glossy green foliage. As the plant matures light green foliage turns darker becoming a true foundation for other plants in your landscaping collection. This illicium is a medium-sized shrub ranging from 4-6' H x 3-4' W. Use it as a medium height hedge or short privacy divider. Miss Scarlett has shown to be both disease and deer-resistant.

Miss Scarlett Illicium Care

Hardy from USDA Zones 7-10

Prefers Part Sun to Part Shade. Miss Scarlett® Illicium has dense, new rich light-green foliage to matures to dark green.

Water 2-3 times a week for the first growing season. Afterward, provide supplemental watering 1-2 times a week when rainfall is low.

Plant the Miss Scarlett® Illicium in moist well-draining garden soil for best results.

Fertilize yearly in spring with balanced, acidic plant fertilizer. For more rapid growth, reapply fertilizer every few months during the growing season.

Care & Use

Getting Started: Understanding Your New Plant

Review your plant's information on our website or the tag that comes with it. Be mindful of sunlight preferences, soil type, and spacing needs.

Our plants are adaptable but grow best in the correct USDA Zones. Click here to learn more about your USDA Zone.

Planting Instructions

Dig a Hole

First, dig a hole three times the width of the root ball of your plant. This makes it easier for the root system to spread out quickly. Dig the hole deep enough that your plant will sit level with or slightly above the ground around it.

Amend Your Soil

Mix your native soil with rich gardening soil to provide extra nutrients and support plant growth. If your soil is clay-heavy, we recommend mixing your native clay soil with equal parts of Pine Bark mulch to improve drainage and the overall breathability of your soil.

Place Your Plant

Examine the roots. If they appear tightly bound, gently coax them apart; this ensures they can spread into the new soil. Place your plant in the hole so the top of the rootball is even with the surrounding soil—Backfill around it with the amended soil mixture. The roots need access to oxygen for your plant to thrive, so do not cover the rootball; place soil around it.

Mulch Your Plants

Top the soil beneath your plant with 3-4 inches of mulch to help it retain moisture. Be careful not to cover the rootball - your new plants roots need access to oxygen.

Water Your Plant

Soak the plant with a hose afterward to hydrate the plant, as well as get the soil and mulch situated. Develop a regular watering schedule based on your plant's needs and local weather patterns. Remember, over watering is just as, if not more, harmful than under watering.

Spacing Recommendations

Miss Scarlett Illicium Spacing Recommendations

Plant your Miss Scarlett Illicium 2-3 feet apart for a seamless planting, otherwise, space them 5-7+ feet apart for gaps between plants.

  • Scientific Name
    Illicium floridanum ‘JCJC’ PP24640
  • Hardiness Zone
    7, 8, 9, 10
  • Sun Exposure
    Part Sun to Part Shade
  • Evergreen or Deciduous
    Evergreen
  • Features
    Deer Resistant, Disease Tolerant, Winter / Fall Foliage Color
  • Feature Color
    Green, Red
  • Uses
    Foundation Planting, Hedge, Mass Planting, Mixed Garden Bed, Woodland Garden
  • Water Needs
    Medium
  • Bloom Season
    Spring

Growing Zones : 7, 8, 9, and 10

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Miss Scarlett Illicium

From $19.98

The Miss Scarlett® Illicium boasts crimson blooms that stand out against its bed of rich, glossy green foliage. As the plant matures light green foliage turns darker becoming a true foundation for other plants in your landscaping collection. This illicium is a medium-sized shrub ranging from 4-6' H x 3-4' W. Use it as a medium height hedge or short privacy divider. Miss Scarlett has shown to be both disease and deer-resistant.

Miss Scarlett Illicium Care

Hardy from USDA Zones 7-10

Prefers Part Sun to Part Shade. Miss Scarlett® Illicium has dense, new rich light-green foliage to matures to dark green.

Water 2-3 times a week for the first growing season. Afterward, provide supplemental watering 1-2 times a week when rainfall is low.

Plant the Miss Scarlett® Illicium in moist well-draining garden soil for best results.

Fertilize yearly in spring with balanced, acidic plant fertilizer. For more rapid growth, reapply fertilizer every few months during the growing season.

Pot size

  • 2.5 Quart
  • 2 Gallon
  • 3 Gallon
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