Gelsemium sempervirens (Yellow Jessamine)
- Usually Flowers : February, March, April
Evergreen, twining vine with glossy, lanceolate leaves. Very fragrant, yellow, trumpet-shaped flowers. February to April. Ht.6mt.(20ft.). Brown fruit after flowers. Fairly vigorous. Best grown in sun and moist, fertile, well-drained acid soil. Needs shelter from cold winds and severe cold. Good for walls, fences, pergolas etc. Very good for butterflies.
Magnolia grandiflora Gallissoniere (Bull Bay)
- Usually Flowers : July, August
Large evergreen bearing leathery, glossy, dark green leaves with reddish-brown, hairy, undersides. A profusion of very fragrant, cup-shaped, white flowers. July to August. Ht.6m.(20ft.). Fruit in October after flowers. Grow in sun or part shade and fertile, well-drained, slightly acid soil with protection from severe cold. Good as specimen or wall shrub.
Magnolia x soulangeana (Saucer Magnolia)
- Usually Flowers : April, May
Deciduous, rounded, bushy shrub or small tree bearing large elliptic mid- to dark green leaves. Large, fragrant, goblet-shaped, purple-flushed flowers. April to May. Ht.6m.(20ft.). Grow in sun or part shade and moist, well-drained acidic soil. Good for small gardens as specimen plant or in borders.