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Genus of two species of deciduous shrubs from woodland in the Himalayas and western China.
Most ornamental plants are grown from Chinese seed which produces the characteristic blue seed pods.
Deciduous - bold, alternate, pinnate leaves.
Tall Shrub - produces bell-shaped flowers without petals and unusual, bean-like, pendent fruits.
Full sun - shelter from cold winds.
Additional Features - Good to know - grown for their bold foliage and unusual fruit.
Pests & Diseases - none.
Place of origin - Himalayas, western China.
Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil