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.
Piptanthus nepalensis (Evergreen Laburnum)
- Usually Flowers : May, June
Semi-evergreen or deciduous, open, upright and tender shrub with leaves of three dark blue-green leaflets. Upright, terminal racemes of pea-like, vanilla-scented, bright yellow flowers emerge from hairy buds May and June. Ht.2.5mt.(8ft.). Pendant green seed pods form after flowers August to September. Best grown in full sun and well-drained soil. Grow against a warm wall and protect from cold winds.