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.
Scopolia c.ssp. hladnikiana
- Usually Flowers : April, May
Rare plant from Slovene. Drooping bell shaped flowers are yellowish green. Likes damp shade. This plant is similar to deadly nightshade. Ht 24' 60cm