Loropetalum chinensis f. rubrum Fire Dance (Chinese Fringe Flower)
- Usually Flowers : February, March, April
- Suitable for cut flowers
Evergreen, bushy mound with purple foliage. Sweetly scented pink witch-hazel-like flowers from February to April. Ht.1mt.(3ft.). Frost hardy. Grow in part shade and fertile, moist, well-drained, humus rich soil. Best if given shelter from cold or winter protection. Good for cutting, containers or front of border.
Mahonia eurybracteata Soft Caress
- Usually Flowers : August, September, October
Compact evergreen with slender, spine free, mid-green leaves. Clusters of fragrant, bright yellow flowers. August to October. Ht.1m.(3ft.). Blue, spherical berries after flowers. grow in sun or part shade and fertile, moist, well-drained soil. Good for mixed borders and containers.