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Myoporum parvifolium

creeping booblialla

Prostrate shrub forming dense mats along the ground, spreading to 3m. Small white or pink flowers can be seen through spring summer and autumn.
 
originNSW, Vic, SA, Tas, WA.
cultural notesAdaptable to a range of soils and climates, soils must be well drained. At its best in full sun, shade can cause the foliage to thin out. Stems set roots at the nodes.
maintenanceCan be cut back to maintain shape.
toleratesDrought, frost and salt.
flowering seasonSpring, Summer and Autumn.
flower colourStar shaped white or pale pink flowers with purple spots. Flowers are followed by small edible purple or green fruit.
foliage colourDark green narrow leaves to 4cm long, usually shorter.
widthup to 3m
heightup to 0.5m
plant spacing50cm apart
recommended usesUseful plant in coastal gardens due to its salt tolerance and good sand and soil binding properties. Excellent rockery plant.

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