Pot Size: 20 litre
Description: A very ornate species with strongly upright dark-blue stems bearing large very broadly elliptic serrulate leaves, hirsute on the veins below. With very large terminal panicles 30-40 cm long of pale blue flowers with recurved petals (late summer), which had been succeeded by large navy-blue fleshy fruit. Forming a substantial plant in the forest of Dalat, a mountain station in Vietnam where we collected the blue fruit in the autumn of 2003. Untried for hardiness keep out of cold winds, best grown in sun to part shade in a sheltered spot, or in a container. This genus was originally collected and described to science from this area, from a collection gathered by an Italian missionary in the 18th Century.
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Crûg Farm Plants, Griffith's Crossing, Caernarfon, Gwynedd, LL55 1TU.
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