Blue bean (Decaisnea fargesii)

Blue bean 
(Blue bean)

Blue bean
We have young plants available, about 20 cm high grown in 7 cm pots.

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£7.00
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Definitely different and very ornamental, the blue bean is a small shrubby tree from China. 

Tall and spreading, the blue bean can reach about 3 m in height, with beautiful pale green pinnate foliage and strange long yellow-green racemes of flowers in spring, 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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