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.
- Usually Flowers : June, July, August
Compact evergreen with large, toothed, deep green leaves. Masses of bright white flowers with purple mark at base of each petal and small green eye. June to August. Ht.40cm.(16in.). Grow in sun or part shade and well-drained soil. Good for front of borders, rock gardens and containers.
Parahebe catarractae Delight
- Usually Flowers : June, July, August, September, October, November
Compact, bushy, evergreen with shiny, finely serrated leaves on mahogany stems. A profusion of blue flowers with magenta centres. June to November. Ht.40cm.(1.5ft.). Grow in sun or part shade and moist, well-drained soil. Good for front of borders, rockeries and containers.