Prostrate Myoporum
Myoporum parvifolium 'Prostratum'

Family: Scrophulariaceae (skrof-yoo-larr-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Myoporum (my-OH-por-um) (Info)
Species: parvifolium (par-vee-FOH-lee-um) (Info)
Cultivar: Prostratum

Category:

Groundcovers

Perennials

Height:

under 6 in. (15 cm)

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Evergreen

Other details:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Mesa, Arizona

Phoenix, Arizona

Tolleson, Arizona

Alamo, California

Martinez, California

San Francisco, California

Las Vegas, Nevada

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Gardeners' Notes:

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positive
0
neutrals
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negative
RatingContent
Positive

On Jul 21, 2014, Eschscholzia from San Francisco, CA wrote:

The negatives in the Arizona gardener's review are positives in a relatively inhospitable garden by the beach. This plant works well in sandy soil, in a dry, windy, cool-summer environment. It has stiff stems and narrow rosemary-like leaves, but they are a fresh, yellow-green color and the small white flowers that appear in spring are pretty. It propagates relatively easily by stem cutting. It appears to be gopher-resistant and grows quickly: I suggest that it be planted well back from the front edge of the border.

Negative

On Feb 19, 2007, newhobby from Tolleson, AZ (Zone 9a) wrote:

This plant grows very quickly and is difficult to train away from driveways and keep in it's own area. It also attracts flies like nothing I have ever seen before! It is also difficult to get rid of if it's been around for some time. I do not recommend it!