Coronilla valentina subsp. glauca Citrina (Scorpion Vetch)
- Usually Flowers : February, March, April
Small, rounded, compact, evergreen shrub with pinnate, blue-grey leaves. Fragrant, small, pea-like pale yellow flowers from February to April. Ht.1.5mt.(4ft.). Frost hardy. Best in full sun on light, well-drained soils, preferably against a wall. Requires shelter.
Coronilla valentina subsp. glauca Variegata
- Usually Flowers : January, February, March, November, December
Compact, rounded, evergreen shrub with blue-green and cream variegated leaves. Fragrant, pea-like yellow flowers. November to March. Ht.1m.(3ft.). Grow in full sun and well-drained soil with shelter from cold winds. Good for coastal areas, borders, courtyards and containers.
Laurus nobilis (Bay Laurel)
- Usually Flowers : April, May
Evergreen, conical tree or large shrub with aromatic, glossy, dark green leaves. Flowers small, greenish-yellow in clusters. March to April. Ht.12mt.(38ft.). Black berries after female flowers. Grow in sun or part shade and fertile, moist, well-drained soil with shelter from cold winds. Good for borders, containers, topiary and cooking.