Drimys aromatica (Mountain Pepper)
- Usually Flowers : April
Dense, upright, evergreen with dark red shoots and aromatic, leathery, dark green leaves. Clusters of fragrant, cream or pale yellow flowers. April. Ht.4m.(14ft.). Spherical black fruit in autumn after flowers. Grow in sun or part shade and moist, well-drained, acid to neutral soil with some shelter. Good for woodland areas or specimen.
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.