Garrya elliptica James Roof
- Usually Flowers : January, February, March, December
Upright, evergreen shrub with glossy, wavy-edged, dark green leaves. Male form bearing long, silky, silvery catkins. December to March. Best in sun or part shade and well-drained soil with protection from cold winds. Good for walls or fences.
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.