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.
Cornus mas (Cornelian Cherry)
- Usually Flowers : February, March, April
Deciduous, spreading, open shrub or small tree. Fully hardy. Dark green leaves turn reddish-purple in autumn. Masses of small yellow flowers from February-on, followed by edible, red cherry-like fruits. Ht.5mt.(16ft.). Best in sun or partial shade, on moist, well-drained soil. Useful hedgerow plant or as a specimen plant.
Griselinia littoralis Green Horizon (New Zealand Broadleaf)
- Usually Flowers : May
Fast-growing, evergreen, upright shrub of dense habit with glossy, dark green leaves. Ht.6mt.(20ft.). Grows in sun or partial shade on moist, well-drained soil. Very good hedging plant. Copes well in coastal regions.