Hebe midsummer beautyHebe midsummer beauty is definitely one non-native shrub that any wildlife gardener should consider giving space to. The large spikes of lilac flowers (fading to white) are irresistible to many insects and the plant never seems to stop flowering (as I write this in January 2005, mine is still in flower). Despite being evergreen, the plant responds well to pruning which is just as well because it is a very vigorous grower.
Technical Information: Photographed with a Minolta Dimage Z1.|
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