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.
Eryngium Big Blue
- Usually Flowers : July, August, September
- Wildlife Friendly
- Suitable for cut flowers
A big bold sea holly with large steel blue flowerheads surrounded by prickly silvery blue bracts above silvery green foliage. Branching. Stiff habit. Prefers a well drained soil.
Sambucus nigra Black Lace (BlackElder)
Deciduous shrub with almost black, dissected leaves. Lovely creamy-pink buds open to flattish heads of small, pale pink flowers. Ht.3mt.(10ft.). Blackish-red berries in autumn. Grow in full sun or part shade and fertile, moist, well-drained soil. Best colour in full sun. Good as specimen plant or dark backdrop.
Sambucus nigra Black Tower
- Usually Flowers : March, April, May, June, July, August
New upright, columnar, deciduous shrub or small tree with dark, purple-black foliage. Fat heads of white flowers form from pink buds, spring to summer. Ht.3mt.(10ft.). Hardy. Blackish-red berries form after flowers. Grow in sun or partial shade on moist, fertile, well-drained soil. Good for hedging, specimen, borders and containers.
Sambucus racemosa Sutherland Gold (Golden Elder)
- Usually Flowers : March, April, May
Medium, deciduous shrub with dissected, bright golden-yellow leaves. Small, creamy-white flowers appear in conical heads during Spring. Ht.4mt.(14ft.). Glossy red berries sparsely produced after flowers. Grow in full sun or part shade and fertile, moist, well-drained soil. Good specimen or focal point.