Abutilon Kentish Belle (Chinese Lantern)
- Usually Flowers : May, June, July, August, September
Tall, evergreen or semi-evergreen shrub, with dark purple-brown, arching stems. Pendent, bell-shaped, red and yellow flowers along young shoots. May to September. Ht.2.5mt.(8ft.). Grow in sun and fertile, well-drained soil with protection from frost. Good for walls, trellis, conservatories and containers.
Abutilon megapotamicum Variegata
- Usually Flowers : June, July, August, September, October, November
Semi-evergreen, arching shrub, with lobed, green leaves splashed with yellow. Bowl-shaped flowers consisting of a dark red calyx and yellow petals on slender, pendant stems during summer and autumn. Ht.2mt.(6ft.). Frost hardy. Requires full sun on fertile, well-drained soil. Best against a warm wall or fence, fan trained. May need winter protection.
Luma (Myrtus) apiculata Glanleam Gold (Variegated Myrtle)
- Usually Flowers : July, August, September
Upright, bushy, evergreen shrub with peeling, reddish-brown and creamy-white bark, bearing aromatic, glossy, dark green leaves with creamy-yellow margins that are pink-tinged when young. Ht.4mt.(12ft.). Small white flowers produced from July to September giving rise to round, purple-black fruit autumn and winter. Frost tender. Best in full sun or partial shade on well-drained soil, with shelter from cold winds. Good in containers.
Weigela Darts Colourdream
- Usually Flowers : May, June
Spreading, deciduous shrub with bright green leaves. Bell-shaped flowers in small clusters change colour as they age and appear red, pink and white, from May to June. Ht.2mt.(6ft.). Grow in full sun or part shade and moist, well-drained soil. Good for mixed border.