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.
Exochorda macrantha The Bride (Pearl Bush)
- Usually Flowers : April, May
Deciduous, arching, gorgeous, dense shrub with soft green leaves that turn delicate shades of yellow and orange in autumn. Large white flowers smother the branches in April and May. Ht.2mt.(6ft.). Grow in sun or light shade on moist, well-drained soil. Can be trained as a wall shrub.