Eriobotrya japonica (Loquat)
- Usually Flowers : January, February, March, November, December
Evergreen shrub or small tree with large, almost leathery, dark green leaves. Fragrant, self-pollinating, yellow flowers. November to March. Ht.4m.(13ft.). Golden-orange fruit after flowers. Grow in sun or part shade and fertile, moist, well-drained soil. Can withstand salty aspects. May need some frost protection. Good for mediterranean type gardens.
Griselinia littoralis Green Horizon (New Zealand Broadleaf)
- Usually Flowers : May
Fast-growing, evergreen, upright shrub of dense habit with glossy, dark green leaves. Ht.6mt.(20ft.). Grows in sun or partial shade on moist, well-drained soil. Very good hedging plant. Copes well in coastal regions.