Akebia quinata Amethyst Glow
- Usually Flowers : March, April
Twining, evergreen climber with interesting divided leaves. Masses of red-purple and pink flowers in spring. Vanilla scented. Prefers sun or part shade. Sausage-shaped dark purple fruit after flowers if summer hot.
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.
Heptacodium miconoides (Seven Sons Flower)
- Usually Flowers : September, October, November
Large deciduous shrub or small tree. Light tan, thin, papery bark exfoliates in strips or sheets. Upright and spreading. Large displays of fragrant, white flowers. September to November. Ht.6mt.(20ft.). Grow in sun or part shade and moist, well-drained, slightly acidic soil. Good for specimen plant. Attractive to butterflies.