Pink flowered species of Anise ( not for human consumption ) from China. A beautiful small woodland shrub that in most gardens will barely reach 1.5-2 metres , in the Dandenongs it can reach over 3 metres in a moist woodland. Masses of rich pink , slightly translucent nodding bell flowers in Spring. Illicium have rich green and thick leaves that if given Woodland conditions make great under plantings for larger specimens. Highly desirable shrubs for all year round effect.