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Products > Myoporum parvifolium 'Pink'
 
Myoporum parvifolium 'Pink' - Pink Australian Racer
   

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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Shrub
Family: Myoporaceae (Myoporums)
Origin: Australia (Australasia)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Pink
Bloomtime: Summer
Height: <1 foot
Width: 6-12 feet
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Seaside: Yes
Drought Tolerant: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 20-25 F
Myoporum parvifolium 'Pink' (Pink Groundcover Myoporum) - This is a very low growing, trailing dense evergreen groundcover that grows to 6 inches tall and spreads to 5 feet or more. It has well-branched stems with closely spaced leaves and pink flowers that form in clusters at the tips of the branches in the summer. It is drought and seaside tolerant and is hardy to about 20 degrees F. This plant came from the UC Santa Cruz Arboretum. In 2006 in southern California Myoporum laetum and Myoporum 'Pacificum' (AKA 'South Coast') came under attack by a newly describes thrips, Klambothrips myopori, that came from coastal Eastern Australia. While this pest plagued our crops of Myoporum laetum 'Carsonii', causing us to stop producing it, this pest has not affected Myoporum laetum 'Compacta', Myoporum 'Putah Creek' or Myoporum parvifolium. More information can also be found on our Myoporum Thrips Page This description is based on our research and the observations we have made of this plant as it grows in containers at our nursery, in our own garden and in other gardens. We also appreciate receiving feedback of any kind from those who have additional information about this plant, particularly if they disagree with what we have written or if they have additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Myoporum parvifolium 'Pink'.
 
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