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botanical name:
Decaisnea fargesii
Decaisnea fargesii © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Blue Sausage Fruit, Deadman's Fingers
family:  Lardizabalaceae
characteristics: shrub
height: 3.00m
width: 3.00m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: erect
leaf colour: green
flower colour: yellow
fruit colour: blue
main season: Autumn
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: moist soil, clay soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: neutral
minimum temp: -18°C
USDA zone: 6 to 9
Unusual, tall, upright growing, sparsely branched shrub. Long pinnate leaves made up of many pairs of leaflets. Pendulous clusters of greeny yellow flowers in early summer, but best known for the large blue seed pods which follow in autumn.

Moist soil in sun or part shade. Although established plants quite hardy, young growth and flowers can be badly damaged by late frosts.

From seed or semi-ripe cuttings

May be wall trained.
Mixed and shrub borders, the unusual blue fruits make an interesting feature in autumn.

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