Fatsia japonica Spiders Web (Japanese Aralia)
- Usually Flowers : September, October
Beautiful, evergreen, specimen plant with deeply divided green leaves variously shaded white, particularly towards edges. Clusters of white flowers. September to October. Ht.2.5mt.(8ft.). Black berries after flowers. Grow in sun or part shade and fertile, moist soil. Frost hardy, so protect in harsh winters. Good in borders, courtyards and as specimen plant.
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.