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.
Olearia haastii Fairlie Fragrant (Daisy Bush)
- Usually Flowers : June, July
Compact, upright, evergreen shrub with small, curved, leathery foliage. Masses of fragrant, daisy-like flowers. Mid- to late-summer. Ht.1.2mt.(4ft.). Leaves show good weather resistance. Grow in sun or part shade and moist, well-drained soil. Good for borders or containers.