Hairy mature flower holly
Frost Aster Symphyotrichum pilosum. Wych Elm is not very common in Ireland, mostly found in woodlands in the northwest. Tolerant and adaptable to a wide variety of sites, this native tree is a winner. Green Hawthorn Crataegus viridis. Ecologically, such heat resistance is important in vegetation types periodically ravaged by fire, such as in the California chaparral , where the germination of Ceanothus seeds may even be stimulated. A shrub or small tree that flowers in late spring with round topped clusters of creamy-white flowers. Perhaps more commonly known as the Sloe, the Blackthorn is more bush-sized than tree, growing to a height of around 4 metres.
Thorny problems: new ground and holly pruning
A large and fast-growing shade tree, adaptable to many sites. Golden Alexanders Zizia aurea. Buckthorn or, to give this small tree its full title, Purging Buckthorn derived from the times gone by when the bark and berries of this tree were used to make a very nasty but effective purgative. Leaves with three leaflets turn yellow in fall. Flowers July-Sept, up to 3' high. Both sexes are needed for fruit set.
American Holly - Ilex opaca - Overview - Encyclopedia of Life
During late spring and early summer, the Wild Cherry will be covered in white blossom and then the fruit will form eventually, ripening into deep red succulent cherries in mid-summer. Will grow in rain gardens. Semi-evergreen shrub with rounded leaves growing 6 to 8 feet in height with equal spread. Liquidambar styaciflua Sweet Gum: A bright yellow annual in late summer. Very adaptable, grows 6 to 8 ft. Forms large suckering colonies.
A fantastic cottage garden classic, extremely popular with bumblebees, and flowering for a long period from early summer to autumn. Especially in the desert, extreme temperature fluctuations are an unavoidable feature of the surface, whereas with increasing depth these fluctuations are gradually damped out. The flowers are followed by clusters of dark purple to black, berrylike fruits in late summer and fall. Can be grown instead of grass as an alternative lawn covering. Bark is almost black on old trees with deep furrows.