Crinodendron hookerianum (Lantern Tree)
- Usually Flowers : May, June, July, August
Stunning, evergreen with toothed, elliptic, dark green leaves. Pendant, crimson to deep carmine-pink flowers, mostly as lantern-shaped buds, along stems. May to August. Ht.5mt.(16ft.). Grow in sun or part shade and moist, fertile, well-drained acid soil. Good for woodland gardens. Protect in cool greenhouse or conservatory in cold areas.
Ilex aquifolium Ferox Argentea (Hedgehog Holly)
- Usually Flowers : April, May
Evergreen, open, male shrub, displaying shiny, dark green leaves with creamy-white edges and spines in profusion, on purple stems. Ht.6mt.(20ft.). Grows in sun or shade on moist, well-drained soil. Good as a hedging plant or as a specimen.