Eleutherococcus sieboldianus Variegatus
- Usually Flowers : May, June
Deciduous, arching shrub with slender, spiny stems bearing bright green leaflets margined creamy-white. Solitary umbels of star-shaped, greenish-white flowers, May to June. Ht.2.5mt.(8ft.). Spherical, black fruit after flowers. Grow in full sun or part shade and well-drained, dry, poorish soil. Good for awkward corners or in border.
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.