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.
Leptospermum scoparium Red Damask (Tea Tree)
- Usually Flowers : May, June, July
Eye catching, dense, evergreen shrub with narrow, dark green leaves. Masses of fully double, deep red flowers. May to July. Ht.2.5mt.(8ft.). Grow in sun or part shade and fertile, well-drained soil with shelter from cold winds. Good for back of warm borders or as specimen plant.
Verbascum Helen Johnson (Mullien)
- Usually Flowers : July, August
Rosettes of grey-green leaves. Tall spikes of saucer-shaped, bold, coppery-orange flowers. June to September. Ht.90cm.(3ft.). Sourced from the original clone. Best in full sun and well-drained, poorish, alkaline soil. Good for rose borders.