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Myoporum viscosum

sticky boobialla

A dense shrub with dark green leaves and profuse white flowers in spring and summer.
originNSW, Vic, SA, WA.
cultural notesA hardy shrub that requires well drained soils and a sunny position.
maintenanceResponds well to pruning.
toleratesTolerant of drought, frost and salt spray.
flowering seasonSpring and Summer.
flower colourThe flowers are small, white and star shaped, with purple spots and hairy centres. Flowers are followed by small succulent yellow fruits which are edible.
foliage colourFoliage is dark green and the new growth is sticky, hence the name sticky boobialla.
widthup to 2m
heightup to 3m
plant spacing50cm apart
recommended usesA handy shrub for dry areas, particularly on the coast. Useful for informal hedges and borders.

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