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.
Stipa gigantea (Feather Grass)
- Usually Flowers : June, July
- Suitable for cut flowers
Tall, magnificent and very elegant clumps of slender, grey-green leaves. Arching stems bear ephemeral oat-like, yellow plumes. June to July. Ht.2mt.(6ft.). Evergreen. Grow in sun and fertile, well-drained soil. Very good for adding height to mixed borders or as a specimen plant. Excellent for autumn/winter interest.