Myrtus communis subsp. tarentina (Tarentum Myrtle)
- Usually Flowers : July, August
Dwarf, compact, rounded evergreen shrub with small, glossy, dark green leaves. Deliciously-scented, large, saucer-shaped, pink-tinted, white flowers from July to August. Ht.1.5mt.(5ft.). White berries form in autumn. Frost hardy. Best in full sun and fertile, moist, well-drained soil with shelter from cold winds. Good for containers.
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.