This compact shrub is a winner for gardens that are hot, cold and windy. The leathery dark green foliage contrasts well with the large bunches of pink to white flowers.
Viburnum macrocephalum (Snowball bush) carries beautiful ball-shaped clusters of white flowers for most of the year. It is evergreen, loves full sun and is hardy.
Viburnum awabuki ‘Emerald Lustre’ is a glossy foliage shrub with large, shiny leaves. The new growth is a rich caramel colour.
Tecoma capensis ‘Salmon’ has salmon-coloured flowers. Plant size about 3 x 3 m.
Tecoma capensis ‘Rocky Horror’ has bright red flowers. Plant size about 5 x 5 m.
Tecoma capensis ‘Orange’ has dark orange flowers. Plant size about 3 x 3 m.
Tecoma capensis ‘Lutea’ is a smaller plant that grows to just slightly larger than 1 x 1 m. ‘Lutea’ planted with plumbago is lovely.
Tecoma capensis ‘Coccinea’ bears deep orange, almost tomato-red flowers. Plant size about 3 x 3 m.
Tecoma capensis ‘Apricot’ has light apricot-coloured flowers. Plant size about 3 x 3 m.
Syzygium pondoense (Pondo water wood) is a scarce indigenous species, but with a bit of luck you might find one in a specialist nursery.