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Myoporum parvifolium

Plant name: Creeping boobialla

Plant type: groundcovers / climbers

Plant pdf: Download the product detail sheet

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.