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.
Luma (Myrtus) apiculata Glanleam Gold (Variegated Myrtle)
- Usually Flowers : July, August, September
Upright, bushy, evergreen shrub with peeling, reddish-brown and creamy-white bark, bearing aromatic, glossy, dark green leaves with creamy-yellow margins that are pink-tinged when young. Ht.4mt.(12ft.). Small white flowers produced from July to September giving rise to round, purple-black fruit autumn and winter. Frost tender. Best in full sun or partial shade on well-drained soil, with shelter from cold winds. Good in containers.