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.
Ilex aquifolium Silver Queen
- Usually Flowers : April, May
Evergreen, dense male shrub with spiny leaves which are pink when young and mature dark green to almost black with a broad cream edge, on purple stems. Ht.5mt.(15ft.). Grows in full sun on moist, well-drained soil. Very good as a hedging plant, for screens, or as a specimen plant. Can be grown in coastal regions.