Cordyline australis Torbay Dazzler
- Usually Flowers : June, July
Fantastic foliage plant with spiky green leaves striped cream. Best grown in full sun and well-drained, light soil. Scented, ivory-white flowers on branched stems in June to July on mature plants. Needs shelter and protection from hard frosts. Excellent for containers.
Cotinus coggygria Royal Purple (Smoke Tree)
- Usually Flowers : June, July, August
Deciduous, bushy shrub with dark red purple foliage turning scarlet in autumn. Plume like panicles of inconspicuous, deep pink flowers in summer, giving a smoke-like appearance. Ht.5mt.(15ft.). Flowers followed by ovoid fruits in late summer. Best in sun and moist, fertile, well-drained soil. Good as a specimen plant or in the shrub border.
Cotinus x dummeri Grace (Smoke Bush)
- Usually Flowers : July, August
Vigorous, deciduous, shrub with rounded rich purple leaves. Purplish-pink flowers in large feathery plumes giving 'smokey' effect. July to August. Ht.6mt.(20ft.). Leaves turn brilliant red in autumn. Grow in full sun or part shade and moist, well-drained soil. Good at back of border or as specimen.
Photinia x fraseri Red Robin
- Usually Flowers : April, May
Evergreen shrub with glossy, dark grteen leaves that are billiant red when young. Round heads of ivory flowers appear April and May. Ht.6mt.(20ft.). Frost hardy. Best in full sun or partial shade, infertile, well-drained soil. Good for hedges or topiary. Plant against a warm wall in cold areas.