Acts as a living mulch and weed suppressor. Thick, dense carpet grwoing to 1mt spread with a height of 10-15cm. Grows to around 3metres wide and 30 cms high. Myoporum Myoporum. Myoporum parvifolium rosea “Pink” 100mm pot – $5.99. The average height is 8 inches. The taller form can reach a height of nearly 1m as it mounds up and could also be used as a low hedge. Myoporum parvifolium alba “White” 100mm pot – $5.99. Feed with organic fertiliser in autumn and spring for best results. The flowers are followed by globular-shaped fruits. Myoporum parvifolium will grow fast. Its hardiness has led to it being used as a root stock for grafting the related Eremophila species. It is quite delicate to look at with a fresh green foliage of semi-succulent leaves which are narrow, blunt and thick. Myoporum parvifolium 'Yareena' Yareena Myoporum Description ‘Yareena’ is an improved and longer lived form of Myoporum parvifolium. Randy also noted that Myoporum parvifolium 'Putah Creek' , a cultivar from UC Davis, has not been damaged by these thrips and would make a suitable replacement for Myoporum 'Pacificum'. Status: Native to Victoria, Western Australia, South Australia and Tasmania: Plant Description: Low-growing perennial shrub, spreading over the ground for 3-4 metres but will ascend tree trunks and drape over other shrubs. Myoporum ‘Pacificum’ – a large, fast-growing groundcover; Myoporum Thrip Damage (Click to Enlarge) These plants are popular because of their aesthetics, low maintenance requirements, and hardiness. Login to your account to order. A profusion of small white flowers appear in the spring and continue throughout the summer. Myoporum parvifolium Creeping Boobialla. They protect the soil surface from the sun’s heat, reduce evaporation, prevent wind erosion and suppress weeds. Its dense growth deters weeds and keeps soil cool. It gets small white flowers in spring through summer. It is spread much faster and further by humans moving even small amounts of contaminated soil or plant material. It will also perform well in a variety of soil types but prefers well drained spots.This is an excellent plant for rockeries and embankments or to help smother out weeds in the garden. In late spring- early summer its almost completely covered in small pink flowers. Myoporum laetum 'Compacta' does not grow as tall as Myoporum laetum 'Carsonii' (the common Myoporum laetum cultivar) but can make a dense hedge to 15 feet tall. M. parvifolium - M. parvifolium is a mat-forming, evergreen shrub with narrow, slightly succulent, dark-green leaves. Good choice for a slope or to spill over a wall or beside a pool. SERIES 19 | Episode 40. In California, myoporum thrips has only been observed on two species of Myoporum: M. laetum, which is a shrub or small tree, and M. pacificum, a creeping form grown as a ground cover. They are star-shaped, about 75 mm in diameter and are white. Myoporum Parvifolium Pest or Diseases. Myoporum parvifolium. Two forms are available, a prostrate shrub or ground cover plant Myoporum Boobialla will form a dense mat and will trail over rock or retaining walls. While the flower color of this prostratum species is inconspicuous, the plant attracts bees during the bloom time but is deer-resistant. This low-growing plant is quite popular here in the low desert. This easy to grow native plant produces a mass of small star-shaped flowers. Myoporum parvifolium, or creeping boobialla, is one such plant. Myoporum parvifolium Purpurea produces petite pink flowers in Summer. Species. In summer, it bears clusters of small, white or pale pink, star-shaped flowers, followed by purple berries in autumn. An evergreen ground cover with leaves that are linear to narrowly oblong up to 50 mm long by 5-8 mm wide. Bird and butterfly attracting. Phytophthora is a soil borne water mould which spreads naturally in water or roots. Description Additional information Description. These are followed by globular berries. Myoporum will spread out from a central root in all directions. Flower plant of Creeping Boobialla with mature Coast Barb-bgrass Photo: A J Brown. This gives you the best of both worlds. It is an excellent, spreading groundcover for a sunny position; in shade it can become sparsely foliaged. Genus. These Australian native plants may get affected by chocolate root rot and spider mites. Myoporum parvifolium will grow fast. Myoporum parvifolium Broad leaf myoporum. Myoporum parvifolium 'Pink form' is an evergreen, fast-growing, spreading ground cover. Myoporum parvifolium. It has clean, green foliage and lovely, small, star-like white flowers during Summer. Myoporum parvifolium 'Fine Leaf Form' will tolerate coastal conditions, dryness and moderate frost. Specifications . They're ideal for entertainment spaces and if kids want to play games, there's nothing more durable. Deep watering encourages roots to grow further into the ground resulting in a sturdier plant with more drought tolerance. Variety or Cultivar 'Pink' _ 'Pink' is a prostrate, trailing to mat-forming, evergreen shrub with fleshy, linear to spoon-shaped, bright green leaves and tiny, fragrant, pale pink flowers in summer. Uses: Extremely hardy weed-suppressing ground cover for embankments, verges, streetscapes and high traffic areas. One of the best ways to grow a successful garden in our climate is by blending native plants with introduced species. ... Boobialla, myoporum (Myoporum parvifolium purpurea) This is a low-care groundcover with fine leaves and small, white flowers in summer. In my experience it is easy to control. Note: Fire retardant plant as per SA Country Fire Service, contact for further information. A great ground cover for banks, cascading over retaining walls, placement in Australian native gardens and even helping to fill gaps in a cottage garden. Myoporum parvifolium pink- Pink creeping boobialla is an evergreen ground cover. Myoporum parvifolium. Requires well-drained soils. Myoporum Parvifolium Uses. Ideal for embankment planting. Fine white flowers throughout the year with the main flush in spring. Myoporum is a genus of flowering plants in the figwort family, Scrophulariaceae (formerly placed in Myoporaceae). If you give it adequate water at the central root point it won't root on the radial branches as much. Download PDF. Very hardy.Myoporum parvifolium Broad leaf – Broad leaf creeping boobialla is an evergreen ground cover. Avoiding stems with flowers is important, as the flowers turn into seed pods the cutting will focus on ripening the pod, instead of generating roots. Just keep the edges trimmed back. Myoporum parvifolium purpurea – Boobialla An easy care low ground cover which creates a dense mat of fine-leaved foliage with purple toned new growth. Myoporum species such as Myoporum parvifolium are also known as Creeping Boobialla. Creeping Boobialla, Creeping myoporum. The average height is 8 inches. Live thrips and damage have not yet been observed on M. parvifolium, a common prostrate form of Myoporum typically used for erosion control in California landscapes. Prostrate myoporum has grass green, narrow leaves evenly spaced in spirals around horizontally spreading stems. Groundcovers are like a living mulch in terms of the useful roles they serve in the garden. We then strip the lower 2/3 of the stem, removing all the foliage. A very hardy prostrate groundcover, its woody stems permit it to survive longer compared to the common form. Low water requirements. Plant type: evergreen shrub Hardiness zones: 9-10 Sunlight: hot overhead sun Soil Moisture: dry for extended periods to constantly moist Soil: ordinary soil, enriched soil, mildly acidic to mildly alkaline Tolerances: high wind, second line salt wind, light frost How do you propagate myoporum? Myoporum parvifolium fine white, hardy and vigorous growing native groundcover species. Creeping Boobialla (Purple leaf form) Notes. Myoporum parvifolium. Thoroughly soaking the ground up to 8” (20 cm) every few days is better than watering a little bit daily. Please call 9279 8645 for availability Browse our huge range of indoor & outdoor plants, pots and decor, homewares, kitchenware, water features, garden accessories and so much more. Flowers occur in the leaf axils in late spring through to early autumn. Can be grown in coastal gardens, embankments or planted in a native garden on mass. Myoporum parvifolium is a popular plant in cultivation and is hardy in a range of soils and climates. There are 30 species in the genus, eighteen of which are endemic to Australia although others are endemic to Pacific Islands, including New Zealand, and one is endemic to two Indian Ocean islands. All are suited for a wide range of climates and soils and are free of pests and diseases. We have listed the top 5 … Pot Size: Clear: SKU: N/A Categories: Australia, Myoporaceae Tag: Full sun. It has fine waxy leaves. Myoporum - Purple Fine Leaf 150mm Pot from Virginia Home & Garden, Virginia South Australia. Grow it in a position in full sun or part shade. $36.00. Lawns are a marvellous surface. Please call 9279 8645 for availability The foliage is a lovely purple-green, rosemary-like, on sprawling stems. Myoporum parvifolium, commonly known as creeping boobialla, creeping myoporum, dwarf native myrtle or small leaved myoporum is a plant in the figwort family, Scrophulariaceae.It is a low, spreading shrub with long, trailing stems and white, star-shaped flowers and is endemic to southern Australia including Flinders Island Relatively few pests or diseases attacked these plants until recently. Frost and drought tolerant. Myoporum Myoporum. Moist foliage encourages disease and mold that can weaken or damage plants. Myoporum parvifolium Purpurea is a wonderful groundcover as they establish quickly and a large spread, coving a lot of area in the garden. Great to deter weed growth and to cover slopes and banks, and can be a lawn substitute for low traffic places. Myoporum parvifolium • Mature Height: 3″ • Mature Width: 6′ • Light Requirements: Full sun • Water Requirements: Deep infrequent water • Fertilizers: Dr Q’s Tree, Shrub & Vine Food, 16-8-4 However, many groundcovers compete with other plants, stray into areas of the garden where you do not want them and, in some cases, jump the fence and invade natural habitats. Due to its growth habit, dwarf native myrtle is a popular choice for ground covers. If there is moist ground where it is spreading out it will attempt to put down roots as it spreads. Creeping Boobialla 'Pink', Creeping myoporum 'Pink', Pink Australian racer, Myoporum parvifolium 'Prostratum' Genus. Hepatotoxic species of Myoporaceae so far incriminated are Myoporum deserti, M. acuminatum, M. insulare, and M. tetrandum of Australia, and M. laetum in New Zealand, southern Brazil, and Uruguay. Phytophthora (pronounced fy-TOFF-thora) is a devastating plant killer causing Phytophthora Dieback disease and infection is permanent. 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