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