LARDIZABALA BITERNATA.--Chili, 1848. Requires wall protection, there

being few situations in which it will succeed when planted in the open.

It is a tall, climbing shrub, with dark green persistent leaves, and

bearing purplish flowers in drooping racemes in mid-winter. Planted in

rather dry soil, at the base of a sunny wall, this shrub forms a by no

means unattractive covering, the twice ternate, glossy leaves being

fresh and beautiful the winter through.