Corylus avellana Contorta (Corkscew Hazel)
- Usually Flowers : January, February
Deciduous, bushy shrub with curiously twisted shoots and broad, sharply toothed, mid green leaves. Pendant, pale yellow catkins cover bare branches in late winter. Ht.6mt.(20ft.). Grow in full sun or partial shade on fertile, well-drained soil. Good specimen plant.
Mahonia media Charity
- Usually Flowers : January, February, March, November, December
Evergreen, upright, dense shrub with large leaves composed of many, holly-like, dark green leaflets. Pale yellow, lily-of-the-valley scented flowers in slender spikes above rosette of leaves from November to March. Ht.5mt.(15ft.). Flowers followed by bunches of highly ornamental, round, deep-purple berries. Requires full or partial shade, but will tolerate sun if moist conditions. Very good focal point or specimen plant.