Coprosma Pacific Night
- Usually Flowers : June
Upright, evergreen shrub with shiny, wavy-edged, deep chocolate-purple leaves. Insignificant flowers in June. Best in full sun to part shade and moist, well-drained, slightly acid soil. Frost tender. Protect from cold winds. Good for containers.
Lonicera fragrantissima (Winter Honeysuckle)
- Usually Flowers : January, February, March
Large, open, deciduous or semi-evergreen shrub with deep green, flushed purple leaves. Creamy-white, fragrant flowers on leafless stems. January to March. Ht.2mt.(6ft.). Grow in sun or part shade and fertile, moist, well-drained soil. Better against a warm wall or fence.
Piptanthus nepalensis (Evergreen Laburnum)
- Usually Flowers : May, June
Semi-evergreen or deciduous, open, upright and tender shrub with leaves of three dark blue-green leaflets. Upright, terminal racemes of pea-like, vanilla-scented, bright yellow flowers emerge from hairy buds May and June. Ht.2.5mt.(8ft.). Pendant green seed pods form after flowers August to September. Best grown in full sun and well-drained soil. Grow against a warm wall and protect from cold winds.
Senecio compacta Drysdale
- Usually Flowers : July, August, September, October
Rounded, evergreen shrub bearing silvery grey-green leaves with bright yellow, daisy-like flowers. July to October. Grow in sun and well drained soil. Good for courtyards, mediterranean gardens and borders. May need winter protection in some areas.