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.
Phormium Chocomint (New Zealand Flax)
Clumps of evergreen, arching leaves of deep chocolate brown and broad, mint green margins. Ht.1mt.(3ft.). Grow in sun or part shade and moist, well-drained soil. Good for borders, containers or patios.
Phormium Cream Delight (New Zealand Flax)
- Usually Flowers : June, July, August
Evergreen, architectural plant with green, strap-shaped leaves, marked with a broad, central cream band and narrower cream stripes towards the edges. Ht.1.0mt.(3ft.). Yellow flowers during July. Requires full sun or partial shade on moist, well-drained soil. Good for borders and coastal regions.