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.
Ophiopogon planiscapus Nigrescens
- Usually Flowers : June, July, August
Unusual black to dark green grass like leaves. In summer it bears pale purplish white flowers followed by glossy black fruit. Grow in full sun to part shade. Leaves 10-35cm long (4-14in). Grow in well drained to moist soil.
Ht 20cm (8in) Spread 30cm (12in)
Good for the front of the border or rock garden.