Cornus sanguinea 'Midwinter Fire' - This deciduous shrub has oval, mid-green leaves and produces small, creamy-white flowers in May and June. But it's really grown for the brilliant, flame-coloured stems that are revealed when the leaves, which turn orange-yellow in autumn.
Japanese White Flowering Dogwood (Cornus kousa) The perfect patio tree: attractive white flowers last up to four weeks from June to July, multi-stemmed, tiered branches, grows to about 15' tall, red leaves in fall color, pretty, exfoliating bark, edible strawberry-type fruits, full or part sun, hardy to -25
Fatsia japonica 'Spider's Web' - This new fatsia is primarily grown for its handsome foliage, which looks as though it has been variously been dusted with icing sugar. It makes a wonderful specimen, particularly when planted near white-flowering plants that compliment the leaf variegations. It can also be used to help add light and colour to areas or lightly dappled shade.