Cornus alba Elegantissima
- Usually Flowers : May, June
Vigorous, deciduous shrub bearing grey-green leaves edged white. Small, creamy-white flowers May to June. Vivid red stems when leaves fall. Ht.1.8mt.(6ft.). Prefers full sun or part shade in fertile, moist soil. Good for damp areas on heavy soil in groups. beside water, or for winter interest, particularly in a sunny spot.
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.