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Botanical Name:Myoporum petiolatum
synonym:   Myoporum sp. 1
Common Name:sticky boobialla
Sold As:Tube ($2.00)
Low Growing Shrub (30 cm to 1 m), Medium Shrub (1 to 2 m), Bee Attracting, Insect Attracting, Popular (home), Hedging, May not be Indigenous to Whitehorse
Full Sun
Dry, Well Drained
0.5-2 m x 1.5-2 m
Foliage:The leaves are up to 11 centimetres long by three centimetres wide, lanceolate to ovate, glossy and deep green with finely toothed margins.
Flowers:Flowers are about one centimetre across, white with purple spots. They are carried in clusters of from three to seven in the leaf axils. They appear in large numbers between June-November with sporadic flowering at other times. During the peak flowering period blooms are both conspicuous and profuse. Flowers are followed by purple, succulent fruits. Foliage and flowers are attractive features.
Ideal hedge plant. Light pruning is appreciated. It has an extremely unpleasant smell when the leaves are crushed. Edible yellowish drupes (fruits).

  1. Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria (VICFLORA, technical, good photos)
  2. Australian Plant Society (NSW)
  3. Wikipedia (free online encyclopedia)
  4. iNaturalist
  5. Royal Botanic Gardens (Kew UK, technical)

Propagate from cuttings that strike readily but may take a little longer than other myoporums.

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