Corylus maxima Purpurea (Purple Leaved Hazel)
- Usually Flowers : January, February
Vigorous, deciduous shrub or small tree with deep purple leaves. Purplish catkins with yellow anthers hang from bare branches in late winter. Ht.6mt.(20ft.). Edible nuts form in autumn. Grow in full sun or partial shade on fertile, well-drained soil. Good for hedging or as specimen plant.
Solanum crispum Glasnevin (Potato Vine)
- Usually Flowers : June, July, August, September
Vigorous evergreen or semi-evergreen scrambling climber, up to 6mt.(20ft.). Scented lilac to purple flowers from June to September followed by yellowish-white berries in autumn. Froet hardy. Grow in fertile, moist, well-drained soil and full sun. Provide sheltered position for best results and wall or fence.
Tamarix tetrandra (Four Stemmed Tamarisk)
- Usually Flowers : August, September
Deciduous shrub or small tree with arching, dark brown branches, covered in very fine, feathery foliage. Large racemes of small, light pink flowers from April to May. Ht.6mt.(20ft.). Grow in full sun and fertile, well-drained soil. Very suitable for exposed sites. Drought resistant.