Eriobotrya japonica (Loquat)
- Usually Flowers : January, February, March, November, December
Evergreen shrub or small tree with large, almost leathery, dark green leaves. Fragrant, self-pollinating, yellow flowers. November to March. Ht.4m.(13ft.). Golden-orange fruit after flowers. Grow in sun or part shade and fertile, moist, well-drained soil. Can withstand salty aspects. May need some frost protection. Good for mediterranean type gardens.
Santolina chamaecyparissus Lambrook Silver (Cotton Lavender)
- Usually Flowers : July, August
Tall, evergreen shrub with bright, dense, aromatic, soft grey, finely divided leaves and stems. Yellow flowers. July to August. Ht.75cm.(2.5ft.). Grow in sun and well-drained soil. Drought tolerant. Good for hedging and for mothballs.