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Ian120Ian120 Posts: 4

imageimageIn Spring it has small somewhat insifnificant flowers which eventually develop into pods, almost like broad beans. I would love to find out more about it and how to manage it appropriately. Thanks, Ian

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  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,375

    have you any photos showing the top side of the leaves?

  • Ian120Ian120 Posts: 4

    no I will try to get one but the shrub is by the side of the house and room is tight. It was difficult taking those lol !

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,375

    worth looking at Decaisnea fargesii.

  • Silver surferSilver surfer Posts: 3,705

    Decaisnea fargesii...was my first thoughts..pods go blue.

    Decaisnea fargesii.

    You are so lucky to get the pods...we hardly ever did.

    Perthshire. SCOTLAND .
  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,375

    I got 3 pods, then the plant died image

  • Silver surferSilver surfer Posts: 3,705

    We even bought another plant incase it needed cross polination to get the pods.

    Perthshire. SCOTLAND .
  • Ian120Ian120 Posts: 4

    Thank you I will investigate further. The pods do go a blue colour. I have now had them three years in a row !! I feel privileged now

  • Ian120Ian120 Posts: 4

    Having checked out a number of sites I can confirm my plant is, Decaisnea fargesii or Deadman's Fingers ( I won't forget that !) One interesting factor was that it thrives better in sheltered places. This is consistent with my experience as initially it was in a kind of "sun spot" in my rear yard and it responded well. The following season I moved it into the alley where it was more exposed to wind chill and it was less happy. It is now back in my rear yard and looking good. Thanks for your responses :)

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