Myoporum parvifolium- Broad leaf form
Myoporum parvifolium Broad leaf - Broad leaf creeping boobialla is an evergreen ground cover. It has fine deep green leaves. In late spring- early summer its almost completely covered in small white flowers.
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.
Grow it in a position in full sun or part shade. It will produce more flowers in full sun. Prefers moist well drained soil. Keep moist during summer and give it a trim as needed. Very hardy.
Botanical name: Myoporum parvifolium Broad leaf
Common name: Broad leaf creeping boobialla
Native to: Australia
Flowers: late spring-summer
Position: Full sun/Part shade
Will myoporum grow in poor soils?
Yes. All the ground covering myoporums will grow well in poor soils. Being an Australian native its very accustomed to low nutrients.
It's a very popular choice for the sides of banks on house site excavations. These areas often have no top soil and establishing a garden can sometimes be difficult, yet myoporum will still thrive.
Will myoporum broad leaf attract bees?
Only for a few weeks during late spring and summer when it flowers. It flowers prolifically during this time and you will barley see any foliage. During this time the bees will flock to it!
Can i cut back myoporum broad leaf?
Yes. You can cut it back anytime as needed. We always trim ours after the flowers have finished. Once the flowers disappear the foliage looks a bit worse for wear. Pruning it back will encourage nice new growth.
Can i plant myoporum in a pot?
You could, but i think there are much better options available for container planting. Myoporum broad leaf looks its best when it can spread out over an area at least a metre wide. It looks especially good growing amongst some large boulders.
How do you propagate myoporium parvifolium- broad leaf?
We use stem cuttings approximately 5cm in length. The best time of year to take the cuttings in early spring and early autumn. We use a mix of perlite and peat moss to strike the roots. Expect good healthy roots in 6-8weeks.