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.
|Scientific Name:||Myoporum parvifolium purpurea|
|Plant Type:||Ground cover|
|Height:||0.2 ~ 0.3 metres|
|Width:||1 ~ 3 metre|
|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 Features:||Erosion control, Fast growing|
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