Myoporum (M. parvifolium) is a frost-hardy plant that bears white, star-like flowers in spring and summer. It is a great low-lying ground cover that is perfect to use on sloping banks, between trees and shrubs and between paths.


How to grow myoporum in a garden

  1. Choose a place in the garden that gets full sun to half shade. Prepare the planting area well by digging in Yates Dynamic Lifter Soil Improver & Plant Fertiliser.
  2. Dig the planting hole twice as wide and to the same depth as the root-ball. 
  3. Carefully remove the plant from the pot ensuring not to disturb any of the roots.
  4. Position in hole and backfill with soil, gently firming down. Form a raised or doughnut shaped ring of soil around the outer edge of the plant's root zone. This helps keep water where it's needed.  Always water in well after planting to settle the soil around the roots and keep the soil moist for several weeks while the new plant establishes.
  5. Mulch around the base with organic mulch, keeping it away from the trunk.
  6. Feed in Autumn and Spring with Yates Dynamic Lifter Soil Improver & Plant Fertiliser to ensure strong root development.


     
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How to grow myoporum in a pot

  1. Choose a pot that is at least twice the size of the selected plant. Position in the garden that receives full sun to half shade.
  2. Fill the pot with a quality potting mix, such as Yates Potting Mix with Dynamic Lifter
  3. Carefully remove the plant from the pot ensuring not to disturb any of the roots.
  4. Position in hole and backfill with potting mix, gently firming down. Water in well.
  5. Mulch around the base with organic mulch, keeping it away from the trunk.
  6. Feed in Autumn and Spring with Yates Dynamic Lifter Soil Improver & Plant Fertiliser to ensure strong root development.
 

Growing tips

  • Can be propagated from semi-hardwood cuttings.
  • Due to its suckering habit, this ground cover is great for slopes and embankments.
 

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