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.
Imperata cylindrica Red Baron
- Usually Flowers : June, July, August
Japanese blood grass with striking lime green leaves turning blood red through the Summer. Slow spreading, forming a low clump. Part shade to full sun in a well drained soil.