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.
Muscari latifolium (Grape Hyacinth)
Bulbous perennial with solitary, semi-erect, inversely lance-shaped, mid-green leaves. Dense racemes of oblong or urn-shaped violet-black flowers and crowns of paler, sterile flowers. March. Ht.15cm.(6in.). Grow in sun and well-drained soil. Good for edge of borders, woodland areas or containers.