Akebia quinata Amethyst Glow
- Usually Flowers : March, April
Twining, evergreen climber with interesting divided leaves. Masses of red-purple and pink flowers in spring. Vanilla scented. Prefers sun or part shade. Sausage-shaped dark purple fruit after flowers if summer hot.
Crinodendron hookerianum (Lantern Tree)
- Usually Flowers : May, June, July, August
Stunning, evergreen with toothed, elliptic, dark green leaves. Pendant, crimson to deep carmine-pink flowers, mostly as lantern-shaped buds, along stems. May to August. Ht.5mt.(16ft.). Grow in sun or part shade and moist, fertile, well-drained acid soil. Good for woodland gardens. Protect in cool greenhouse or conservatory in cold areas.
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.