Laurus nobilis (Bay Laurel)
- Usually Flowers : April, May
Evergreen, conical tree or large shrub with aromatic, glossy, dark green leaves. Flowers small, greenish-yellow in clusters. March to April. Ht.12mt.(38ft.). Black berries after female flowers. Grow in sun or part shade and fertile, moist, well-drained soil with shelter from cold winds. Good for borders, containers, topiary and cooking.
Ligularia Britt Marie Crawford
- Usually Flowers : June, July, August
- Suitable for cut flowers
Good clumps of large, rounded, glossy, dark mahogany leaves. Tall stems with clusters of star-like, dark orange flowers with dark centres. June to August. Ht.100cm.(3ft.). Grow in sun or shade and moist, fertile soil. Good for back of border or waterside, large containers and cutting.
Trachycarpus fortunei (Chusan Palm)
- Usually Flowers : June
Evergreen palm with stout trunk and deeply lobed, palmate leaves. Arching sprays of pale yellow flowers. June. Ht.3m.(10ft.). Globose fruit after flowers on female plants. Grow in sun or part shade and fertile, moist, well-drained soil with shelter from cold winds. Hardy in most areas. Good for small gardens, specimen plant or container.