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Blue Bean              £7.00

Decaisnea fargesii           In stock 

Definitely different and very ornamental is this small shrubby tree from China. Tall and spreading, reaching about 3m in height with beautiful pale green pinnate foliage and strange long yellow-green racemes of flowers in spring and the whole plant seems to have a bluish tinge.  It will grow in sun or semi shade preferring a moist but well drained soil. 

The fruit is quite something though being a long fleshy follicle resembling a broad bean and a fabulous metallic blue in colour.  Quite unlike anything else... and yes, you can eat the sweet flesh though you have to remove the seeds.

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  Blue beans, Decaisnea fargesii


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