Cercis, multiple species. Single or multi trunk small tree that blooms end of February into March. Pink/purple flowers blossom before leaves emerge. Shade tolerant, graceful and elegant. Reminiscent of plum blossoms.
Myrtus Communis Compacta. Drought tolerant, dark green, fine textured shrub. White or pink flowering, sometimes followed by blue colored berries. Easily sheared to create karikomi and tamamono shapes in the Garden.