Garrya elliptica (Silk Tassel Bush)
- Usually Flowers : January, February, December
Evergreen, bushy, dense shrub with dark, wavy-edged glossy green leaves. Flowers as grey-green catkins, much longer on male than female plants from December to February. Ht. 4mt.(14ft.). Frost hardy. Best grown in full sun or partial shade, in fertile, well-drained soil. Good at back of shrub border or against a wall. Can be used as a windbreak in coastal regions.
Santolina chamaecyparissus Lambrook Silver (Cotton Lavender)
- Usually Flowers : July, August
Tall, evergreen shrub with bright, dense, aromatic, soft grey, finely divided leaves and stems. Yellow flowers. July to August. Ht.75cm.(2.5ft.). Grow in sun and well-drained soil. Drought tolerant. Good for hedging and for mothballs.
Santolina rosmarinifolia Lemon Fizz (Cotton Lavender)
- Usually Flowers : May, June, July, August
Compact, evergreen shrub with aromatic, bright yellow foliage. Yellow button-like flowers appear in late spring to summer. Ht.0.5mt.(1.5ft.). Grow in full sun or part shade and well-drained soil. Good for front of borders. Best sheltered from extreme cold.