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.
Myrtus communis subsp. tarentina (Tarentum Myrtle)
- Usually Flowers : July, August
Dwarf, compact, rounded evergreen shrub with small, glossy, dark green leaves. Deliciously-scented, large, saucer-shaped, pink-tinted, white flowers from July to August. Ht.1.5mt.(5ft.). White berries form in autumn. Frost hardy. Best in full sun and fertile, moist, well-drained soil with shelter from cold winds. Good for containers.
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.