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.
Hypericum patulum Hidcote (St. John's Wort)
- Usually Flowers : July, August, September
Compact, semi-evergreen shrub with dark green leaves. Rose-like, waxy golden-yellow flowers, which are slightly fragrant, appear from July to September on reddish, twiggy stems. Ht.1.2mt.(4ft.). Grows on most soils but best in partial shade with some shelter from cold winds. Good ground-cover plant or as an informal hedge.
Hypericum x moserianum Tricolor (St. John's Wort)
- Usually Flowers : July, August, September, October
Low spreading, semi-evergreen shrub with striking green, cream and pink variegated leaves. Deep yellow, cup-shaped flowers from July to October, on red stems. Ht.0.3mt.(14'). Grows in sun or partial shade, on moist, well-drained soil. Best if protected from cold winds. Good ground cover plant.