There are countless varieties of all these species with all of them blooming between October to March plus having magnificent leaves during the warmer months. They do vary with how much cold they can take, so it’s important to make sure you don’t live to far north before you plant them.
For me, I like to use them as either anchor plants for a lonely corner or as a grove of trees. In mass, they delight the senses right when many people need that reminder than there is life after freezing temperatures and harsh weather. They are highly flexible in placement because many of these beauties can manage full sun and full shade.