Myoporum parvifolium purpurea – Boobialla

An easy care low ground cover which creates a dense mat of fine-leaved foliage with purple toned new growth. It gets small white flowers in spring through summer. Great to deter weed growth and to cover slopes and banks, and can be a lawn substitute for low traffic places. Grows to around 3metres wide and 30 cms high. Frost and drought tolerant. Best in well drained soil and sunny spot, but an adaptable plant for most conditions, including saline soils.

Family:Scrophulariaceae
Scientific Name:Myoporum parvifolium purpurea
Common Name:Boobialla
Plant Type:Ground cover
Height:0.2 ~ 0.3 metres
Width:1 ~ 3 metre
Flower Colour:White
Flowering Time:Spring, Summer
Ph Level:Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Saline, Poor soil
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Poolside, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Growth Habit:Dense foliage, Spreading
Soil Moisture:Dry, Well-drained
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Groundcover, Border plant, Attractive foliage, Lawn alternative
Special Uses:Erosion control, Fast growing

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WHERE TO GET YOUR PLANT

Once you have found the plant that you want, the next step is to find where to get it. Nurseries stock a good range of plants, but due to space and supplies, they may or may not have the wanted plant in stock. If they don’t, they may be able to order it in for you.  Specialist nurseries are also able to give great advice, and if they don’t have the plant you want, they can often suggest alternative plants that will be just as good for you. Below is a list of our favourite specialist nurseries. Click on the links for their details-

 

The Wildflower Place Erina – NSW 

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Newcastle Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Cool Country Natives – ACT

 

Geelong Native Plants – Victoria

 

Wimmera Native Nursery – Victoria

 

Zanthorrea Nursery – Perth WA

 

Manuka Native Nursery – South Australia

 

MAIL ORDER NURSERIES –

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – mail order

 

The Native Shop – mail order

 


 

 

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