Guandong Star Anise
This anisetree is an upright evergreen Chinese shrub with leathery lanceolate leaves that are aromatic when crushed. It is somewhat like Illicium henryi and with similar small pink flowers. The star shaped seed capsules are not edible like the related Illicium verum or true Star Anise. Plant in fertile, well-drained soil in semi-shade. This evergreen is rather drought tolerant but best with regular watering. It is a good evergreen for southern gardens.
USDA Hardiness Zone 7-9