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Prostrate Myoporum
Scientific Name: Myoporum parvifolium R.Br.
Synonym:
Family: Myoporaceae
Prostrate Myoporum (Myoporum  parvifolium)
Myoporum parvifolium 'Prostratum'
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 8-9,12-16,18-24
USDA: 9-10

Frost Tolerance: Hardy to 23F (-5C)

Sun Exposure: Full sun

Origin: Australia

Growth Habits: Evergreen perennial ground cover, fast growing to 4 to 12 inches high (10-30 cm), 8 feet in diameter (2.4 m)

Watering Needs: Low to moderate water use

Propagation: Tip or softwood cuttings, under mist, roots in 30 days


Myoporum is a popular ground cover in Phoenix, it grows rapidly, is drought resistant, frost resistant. It is even a fire retardant. The only criticism might be a definite blandness.

Prostrate Myoporum (Myoporum  parvifolium)

Blooming Habits:
Small white flowers in April-May, followed by purple berries.

Fruiting Habits:


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