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.
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.