Arbutus unedo (Strawberry Tree)
- Usually Flowers : September, October, November
Large, bushy, evergreen shrub or small tree, bearing glossy, dark green, leathery leaves and shredding brown bark. Pink-tinged creamy-white lily-of-the-valley type flowers from September to November. Ht.8mt.(25ft.). Flowers appear as last season's strawberry-like fruit ripens to red. Grow in full sun and fertile, well-drained, slightly acidic soil. Good on coasts, as specimen plant or in large border with shelter.
Brunnera macrophylla Betty Bowring (Perennial Forget-me-Not)
- Usually Flowers : April, May
Clumps of large, green, heart-shaped leaves. Tall, wiry stems bearing elegant, pure white forget-me-not type flowers. April to May. Ht.45cm.(1.5ft.). Best in light shade and moist, fertile, well-drained soil. May get second flush late summer. Good for borders and ground cover.
Neillia thyrsiflora (Chinese Nine Bark)
- Usually Flowers : May, June
Spreading, arching, deciduous shrub with reddish stems and lobed leaves. Racemes of tubular or bell-shaped white flowers. May and June. Ht. 1.8mt.(6ft.). Edible fruit after flowers. Grow in sun or part shade and well-drained soil. Good for shrub borders and woodland gardens.