Acer palmatum Sango-kaku (Coral-bark Maple)
Deciduous, hardy, bushy headed shrub or small tree, with pale green, deeply cut leaves that turn soft shades of yellow in autumn. Ht.6mt.(20ft.). Flowers April to May. During winter, newest shoots glow coral-red in sunlght. Best in dappled shade with shelter from strong, cold winds, and growing in moist, well-drained soil.
Corylus avellana (Hazel)
- Usually Flowers : February, March
Deciduous shrub or small tree with toothed, hairy leaves. Male flowers appear as cluster of yellow catkins. female flowers bud-like with red styles. February to March. Ht.5m.(16ft.). Leaves turn yellow in autumn. Nuts with woody shell surrounded by leafy bracts after flowers. Grow in sun or shade and fertile, well-drained soil. Good for woodland areas, hedgerows or wild gardens. Often coppiced.