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.
Solanum laxum Aureomarginatum (Potato Vine)
- Usually Flowers : June, July, August
Vigorous, twining, semi-evergreen climber with golden variegated green leaves. Good clusters of fragrant, white flowers during summer. Ht.4mt.(12ft.). Frost hardy. Best in full sun and moist, well-drained soil with shelter from cold winds. Good for walls, fences, large shrubs or small trees. Can be grown in containers especially in cold areas.