Corylus avellana (Hazel)
- Usually Flowers : February, March
Deciduous shrub or small tree with toothed, hairy leaves. Male flowers appear as cluster of yellow catkins. female flowers bud-like with red styles. February to March. Ht.5m.(16ft.). Leaves turn yellow in autumn. Nuts with woody shell surrounded by leafy bracts after flowers. Grow in sun or shade and fertile, well-drained soil. Good for woodland areas, hedgerows or wild gardens. Often coppiced.
Corylus maxima Purpurea (Purple Leaved Hazel)
- Usually Flowers : January, February
Vigorous, deciduous shrub or small tree with deep purple leaves. Purplish catkins with yellow anthers hang from bare branches in late winter. Ht.6mt.(20ft.). Edible nuts form in autumn. Grow in full sun or partial shade on fertile, well-drained soil. Good for hedging or as specimen plant.
Solanum crispum Glasnevin (Potato Vine)
- Usually Flowers : June, July, August, September
Vigorous evergreen or semi-evergreen scrambling climber, up to 6mt.(20ft.). Scented lilac to purple flowers from June to September followed by yellowish-white berries in autumn. Froet hardy. Grow in fertile, moist, well-drained soil and full sun. Provide sheltered position for best results and wall or fence.
Tamarix tetrandra (Four Stemmed Tamarisk)
- Usually Flowers : August, September
Deciduous shrub or small tree with arching, dark brown branches, covered in very fine, feathery foliage. Large racemes of small, light pink flowers from April to May. Ht.6mt.(20ft.). Grow in full sun and fertile, well-drained soil. Very suitable for exposed sites. Drought resistant.