Arbutus unedo (Strawberry Tree)
- Usually Flowers : September, October, November
Large, bushy, evergreen shrub or small tree, bearing glossy, dark green, leathery leaves and shredding brown bark. Pink-tinged creamy-white lily-of-the-valley type flowers from September to November. Ht.8mt.(25ft.). Flowers appear as last season's strawberry-like fruit ripens to red. Grow in full sun and fertile, well-drained, slightly acidic soil. Good on coasts, as specimen plant or in large border with shelter.
Fremontodendron Californian Glory (Flannel Bush)
- Usually Flowers : May, June, July, August, September, October
Large, fast-growing evergreen shrub. Large, saucer-shaped bright yellow flowers produced from late-spring to mid-autumn. Ht.8mt.(25ft.). Half-hardy. Best against a warm wall in full sun and on any fertile, well-drained soil, with protection from cold winds.