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.
Perovskia 'Blue Spire' (Russian Sage)
- Usually Flowers : August, September
Rosettes of deeply cut, greyish-white foliage with a sage aroma and large panicles of violet-blue flowers. August to september. Ht.1.2mt.(4ft.). Deciduous sub shrub. Grow in sun and well-drained soil. Cut back hard in spring. Good for mixed borders.