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.
Escallonia laevis Gold Ellen
- Usually Flowers : July, August
Evergreen shrub with yellow leaves splashed green. Dark pink flowers from July to August. Ht.2.5mt.(8ft.). Best in a sunny position, and will tolerate moist or very dry condions. Good container plant and useful on coasts and as ahedging plant.