Aronia melanocarpa Viking (Chokeberry)
- Usually Flowers : May
Vigorous, large, deciduous shrub with glossy, toothed, dark green leaves. Masses of fragrant, white flowers. May. Ht.2mt.(6ft.). Leaves turn purple-red in autumn. Edible black berries after flowers. Grow in sun or part shade and moist, well-drained soil. Good for mixed borders and containers. Fruit very good for jam, jellies and wine.
Loropetalum chinensis f. rubrum Fire Dance (Chinese Fringe Flower)
- Usually Flowers : February, March, April
- Suitable for cut flowers
Evergreen, bushy mound with purple foliage. Sweetly scented pink witch-hazel-like flowers from February to April. Ht.1mt.(3ft.). Frost hardy. Grow in part shade and fertile, moist, well-drained, humus rich soil. Best if given shelter from cold or winter protection. Good for cutting, containers or front of border.