Cotinus coggygria Royal Purple (Smoke Tree)
- Usually Flowers : June, July, August
Deciduous, bushy shrub with dark red purple foliage turning scarlet in autumn. Plume like panicles of inconspicuous, deep pink flowers in summer, giving a smoke-like appearance. Ht.5mt.(15ft.). Flowers followed by ovoid fruits in late summer. Best in sun and moist, fertile, well-drained soil. Good as a specimen plant or in the shrub border.
Ilex aquifolium Silver Queen
- Usually Flowers : April, May
Evergreen, dense male shrub with spiny leaves which are pink when young and mature dark green to almost black with a broad cream edge, on purple stems. Ht.5mt.(15ft.). Grows in full sun on moist, well-drained soil. Very good as a hedging plant, for screens, or as a specimen plant. Can be grown in coastal regions.
Trachelospermum asiaticum (Chinese Jasmine)
- Usually Flowers : July, August
Evergreen twining climber with glossy green leaves that redden in cold conditions. Up to 6mt.(20ft.). Flowers are fragrant and jasmine-like, creamy-white maturing to yellow, from July to August. Frost hardy. Best grown in sun or part shade in fertile, well-drained soil and in a sheltered position. Good for walls and containers.