Cornus alba Spaethii (Dogwood)
- Usually Flowers : May, June
Outstanding, medium-sized deciduous shrub with bright red stems in winter. Pale green leaves have bold yellow margins. Clusters of cream flowers from May to June. Ht.4mt.(12ft.). grows in any position, but prefers partial shade, on most soils. Good in groups.
Eriobotrya japonica (Loquat)
- Usually Flowers : January, February, March, November, December
Evergreen shrub or small tree with large, almost leathery, dark green leaves. Fragrant, self-pollinating, yellow flowers. November to March. Ht.4m.(13ft.). Golden-orange fruit after flowers. Grow in sun or part shade and fertile, moist, well-drained soil. Can withstand salty aspects. May need some frost protection. Good for mediterranean type gardens.