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.
Kniphofia Shining Sceptre (Red Hot Poker)
- Usually Flowers : July, August, September, October
Clumps of evergreen, spiky, upright, bluish-green leaves. Glowing, amber-cream pokers. July to October. Ht.90cm.(3ft.). Grow in sun and moist, well-drained soil. Very free flowering. Good for mixed borders.
Sorbus Eastern Promise (Rowan)
- Usually Flowers : May, June
Upright, deciduous tree with dark green fern-like foliage. Beautiful corymbs of fluffy, white flowers followed by coral-pink berries. May to June. Ht.6mt.(20ft.). Leaves turn dark purples and reds in autumn. Grow in sun or part shade and moist, well-drained soil. Good for small gardens, specimen, bees and birds.