Shrub with thick scented leaves

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Date Photo Taken: 08/09/2013
Location: Children's Hospital of Atlanta - Egleston
Posted By: Sheri


I was at the Elgeston Children’s Hospital of Atlanta and saw two hedges of this shrub. On one side, they were growing underneath crape myrtles trees and on the other, in front of wall. The ones on the wall were a brighter green than the ones underneath the trees but they seemed to be growing quite well. The leaves had a scent when ripped and they also had curious-looking berries/seeds growing here and there. I’m in Decatur and would like to use these shrubs as a hedge for my backyard. Thx!


  1. Bobby Flower Fanatic says:

    Anise ‘Japanese’
    Botanical: Illicum parviflorum
    There is a good picture at this site:

    August 13th, 2013 at 9:51 am
  2. Sheri Unregistered says:

    That’s exactly it! Thank you, Bobby.

    August 18th, 2013 at 7:26 pm

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