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.
Salix integra Hakuro nishiki (Flamingo Tree)
- Usually Flowers : April, May
Elegant, dwarf, deciduous Japanese weeping willow shrub or small tree, bearing creamy-pink variegated young foliage that gradually fades. Orange-coral stems at leaf-fall. Yellow catkin type flowers in April. Ht. 2mt.(6ft.). Grows in full sun and moist, even wet, free draining soil. Can be grown in containers. Looks good by ponds or streams.