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.
Santolina rosmarinifolia Lemon Fizz (Cotton Lavender)
- Usually Flowers : May, June, July, August
Compact, evergreen shrub with aromatic, bright yellow foliage. Yellow button-like flowers appear in late spring to summer. Ht.0.5mt.(1.5ft.). Grow in full sun or part shade and well-drained soil. Good for front of borders. Best sheltered from extreme cold.