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 : April, May
Rare plant as it bears small, green-purple, dioecious flowers, from purple-red buds, in the centre of leaves. April to May. Black fruits in autumn if both sexes grown. Grow in sun or shade in moist soil.
Leycesteria formosa Purple Rain (Himalayan Honeysuckle)
- Usually Flowers : August, September, October, November
Large, arching, spreading, deciduous shrub. Purple and white flowers in large clusters are produced from summer to autumn. Ht.1.8mt.(6ft.). Shiny purplish-black berries after flowers. Grows in full sun or partial shade on moist, well-drained soil. Drought resistant. Good for back of borders or as a screen.
Sanguisorba menziesii (Burnet)
- Usually Flowers : May, June, July, August
Handsome, clump-forming plant with delicate, feathery, blue-green leaflets. upright stems of bottlebrush-like heads of vivid, deep purple-red flowers. May to August. Ht.75cm.(2.5ft.). Grow in full sun or part shade and moist, well-drained soil. Good for moist border or as specimen.