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.
Coronilla valentina subsp. glauca Citrina (Scorpion Vetch)
- Usually Flowers : February, March, April
Small, rounded, compact, evergreen shrub with pinnate, blue-grey leaves. Fragrant, small, pea-like pale yellow flowers from February to April. Ht.1.5mt.(4ft.). Frost hardy. Best in full sun on light, well-drained soils, preferably against a wall. Requires shelter.
Coronilla valentina subsp. glauca Variegata
- Usually Flowers : January, February, March, November, December
Compact, rounded, evergreen shrub with blue-green and cream variegated leaves. Fragrant, pea-like yellow flowers. November to March. Ht.1m.(3ft.). Grow in full sun and well-drained soil with shelter from cold winds. Good for coastal areas, borders, courtyards and containers.