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
A semi- evergreen with silvery, woolly leaves and spires of blush white flowers. Grown for the beautiful and unusual foliage, this short lived perennial is a lovely addition to the front of a border. Must have good drainage.
Salvia Black and Bloom
- Usually Flowers : July, August, September, October
- Wildlife Friendly
Large deep blue flowers above rich green foliage. Abundant flowers and excellent at the back of a border. Frost hardy.
Salvia x jamensis Hot Lips (Sage)
- Usually Flowers : June, July, August, September, October
Shrubby-like plant with small, aromatic leaves. Masses of unique flowers open red then mature to two-toned scarlet-red and white. June to October. Ht.50cm.(20in.). Grow in full sun and moist, well-drained soil. Deciduous. Drought tolerant but needs shelter from extreme cold. Good for bees and butterflies. Useful in borders or containers.