Crinodendron hookerianum (Lantern Tree)
- Usually Flowers : May, June, July, August
Stunning, evergreen with toothed, elliptic, dark green leaves. Pendant, crimson to deep carmine-pink flowers, mostly as lantern-shaped buds, along stems. May to August. Ht.5mt.(16ft.). Grow in sun or part shade and moist, fertile, well-drained acid soil. Good for woodland gardens. Protect in cool greenhouse or conservatory in cold areas.
Neillia thyrsiflora (Chinese Nine Bark)
- Usually Flowers : May, June
Spreading, arching, deciduous shrub with reddish stems and lobed leaves. Racemes of tubular or bell-shaped white flowers. May and June. Ht. 1.8mt.(6ft.). Edible fruit after flowers. Grow in sun or part shade and well-drained soil. Good for shrub borders and woodland gardens.