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.
Prunus laurocerasus Otto Luyken (Cherry Laurel)
- Usually Flowers : April, May
Evergreen, spreading shrub, bearing slender glossy, dark green leaves. Fragrant, small white flowers in erect racemes from mid- to late spring. Ht.1mt.(3ft.). Cherry-like red fruits ripen black after flowers. Grows in sun or shade on moist, well drained soil. Very good hedge plant especially in coastal regions or exposed areas.
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.