FABIANA IMBRICATA.--Chili, 1838. This is, unfortunately, not hardy in

any but the milder maritime parts of England and Ireland. It is a

charming shrub of Heather-like appearance, with small, crowded leaves,

and pure white flowers produced in May. Planted at the base of a

southern wall it does best, and where it thrives it is certainly one of

our handsomest half-hardy shrubs.