Akebia quinata Amethyst Glow
- Usually Flowers : March, April
Twining, evergreen climber with interesting divided leaves. Masses of red-purple and pink flowers in spring. Vanilla scented. Prefers sun or part shade. Sausage-shaped dark purple fruit after flowers if summer hot.
Heptacodium miconoides (Seven Sons Flower)
- Usually Flowers : September, October, November
Large deciduous shrub or small tree. Light tan, thin, papery bark exfoliates in strips or sheets. Upright and spreading. Large displays of fragrant, white flowers. September to November. Ht.6mt.(20ft.). Grow in sun or part shade and moist, well-drained, slightly acidic soil. Good for specimen plant. Attractive to butterflies.
Prunus padus Le Thoureil (Bird Cherry)
- Usually Flowers : April, May
Vigorous small deciduous tree or large shrub. White flowers in long racemes during April and May. Ht.6mt.(20ft.). Grows in any moist, well-drained soil in sun or partial shade. Leaves colour bronze in autumn. Useful free standing shade tree.