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.
Hamamelis x intermedia Aphrodite
- Usually Flowers : January, February
Spreading, deciduous shrub with bright green leaves that turn yellow in autumn and many fragrant, spidery, ginger-orange flowers January to February. Grow in sun or part shade and moist, well-drained, fertile, slightly acid soil.
Miscanthus sinensis Zebrinus (Zebra Grass)
- Usually Flowers : October
Deciduous grass. Graceful clumps of long arching green leaves with large cream bands. Striking, erect buff-silver flower plumes. October. Ht.2mt.(6ft.). Grow in full sun and moist, fertile, well-drained soil. Good at back of borders or as specimen plant. Very attractive in winter.