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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