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.
Santolina rosmarinifolia Lemon Fizz (Cotton Lavender)
- Usually Flowers : May, June, July, August
Compact, evergreen shrub with aromatic, bright yellow foliage. Yellow button-like flowers appear in late spring to summer. Ht.0.5mt.(1.5ft.). Grow in full sun or part shade and well-drained soil. Good for front of borders. Best sheltered from extreme cold.