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.
Teuchrium fruticans (Germander)
- Usually Flowers : June, July, August
Evergreen, bushy shrub with grey-green leaves. Spikes of dark, azure-blue salvia-like flowers from June to August. Ht.1mt.(3ft.). Best grown in full sun and well-drained slightly alkaline soil. Needs shelter from cold winds and benefits from winter protection. Good for borders and informal hedging.