Plant name: Creeping boobialla
Plant type: groundcovers / climbers
Origin: NSW, VIC, SA, TAS, WA.
Cultural notes: Adaptable 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.
Maintenance: Can be cut back to maintain shape.
Tolerates: Drought, frost and salt.
Flowering season: Spring, Summer and Autumn.
Flower colour: Star shaped white or pale pink flowers with purple spots. Flowers are followed by small edible purple or green fruit.
Foliage colour: Dark green narrow leaves to 4cm long, usually shorter.
Width: up to 3m
Height: up to 0.5m
Plant spacing: 50cm apart
Recommended uses: Useful plant in coastal gardens due to its salt tolerance and good sand and soil binding properties. Excellent rockery plant.
Description: Prostrate shrub forming dense mats along the ground, spreading to 3m. Small white or pink flowers can be seen through spring summer and autumn.