These are small trees or large shrubs from China with both attractive foliage and seed pods. Young plants only are offered here at up to 30 cms high although they can be planted out immediately at this size.
Leaves are pinnate and up to 45 cms long with multiple leaflets of a sage green colour. Flowers are greenish in colour and rather inconspicuous as they tend to blend in with the foliage and held close to the stems.
The main reason for growing Decaisnea fargesii is for the attractive seed pods. These are aound 15 cms long or more and dusky blue in colour. Common name - Blue Sausage Fruit.
Will eventually reach around 5 m or so in height and a less wide.