Gelsemium sempervirens (Yellow Jessamine)
- Usually Flowers : February, March, April
Evergreen, twining vine with glossy, lanceolate leaves. Very fragrant, yellow, trumpet-shaped flowers. February to April. Ht.6mt.(20ft.). Brown fruit after flowers. Fairly vigorous. Best grown in sun and moist, fertile, well-drained acid soil. Needs shelter from cold winds and severe cold. Good for walls, fences, pergolas etc. Very good for butterflies.
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.