Aucuba japonica Goldstrike (Spotted Laurel)
- Usually Flowers : March, April
Evergreen shrub with oval, dark green leaves heavily splashed with pale yellow. White-purple flowers. March to April. Ht.3mt.(10ft.). Male form. Grow in part to full shade and well-drained soil. Very tolerant of dry shade. Good for hedging, screening or free-standing shrub.
Aucuba japonica Rozannie (Japanese Laurel)
- Usually Flowers : April, May
Compact, evergreen shrub with lush dark green leaves. Red-purple flowers in small clusters from April to May. Ht.1mt.(3ft.). Large, bright red berries after flowers. Grow in full sun or full shade in moist, well-drained soil. Tolerant of any position especially dry shade. Berries better with male form nearby.
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.