Eriobotrya japonica (Loquat)
- Usually Flowers : January, February, March, November, December
Evergreen shrub or small tree with large, almost leathery, dark green leaves. Fragrant, self-pollinating, yellow flowers. November to March. Ht.4m.(13ft.). Golden-orange fruit after flowers. Grow in sun or part shade and fertile, moist, well-drained soil. Can withstand salty aspects. May need some frost protection. Good for mediterranean type gardens.
Synthyris missurica stellata
- Usually Flowers : March, April, May
Evergreen, rhizomatous perennial forming mounds of rounded, kidney-shaped, deep green leaves. Abundant spikes of bell-shaped, dark violet-blue flowers. March to May. Ht.25cm.(10in.). Grow in part to full shade and moist, well-drained soil. Good for woodland plantings, front of shady borders, rock gardens and peat beds.
Trachycarpus fortunei (Chusan Palm)
- Usually Flowers : June
Evergreen palm with stout trunk and deeply lobed, palmate leaves. Arching sprays of pale yellow flowers. June. Ht.3m.(10ft.). Globose fruit after flowers on female plants. Grow in sun or part shade and fertile, moist, well-drained soil with shelter from cold winds. Hardy in most areas. Good for small gardens, specimen plant or container.