Aucuba japonica Goldstrike (Spotted Laurel)
- Usually Flowers : March, April
Evergreen shrub with oval, dark green leaves heavily splashed with pale yellow. White-purple flowers. March to April. Ht.3mt.(10ft.). Male form. Grow in part to full shade and well-drained soil. Very tolerant of dry shade. Good for hedging, screening or free-standing shrub.
Aucuba japonica Rozannie (Japanese Laurel)
- Usually Flowers : April, May
Compact, evergreen shrub with lush dark green leaves. Red-purple flowers in small clusters from April to May. Ht.1mt.(3ft.). Large, bright red berries after flowers. Grow in full sun or full shade in moist, well-drained soil. Tolerant of any position especially dry shade. Berries better with male form nearby.
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.
- Usually Flowers : July, August, September, October
- Wildlife Friendly
- Suitable for cut flowers
A bushy evergreen shrub which has pea-like reddish-purple flowers amongst dark leaves. Can reach a height of 1.5m.
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.