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Products > Myoporum laetum Clean n Green ['WCN 01'] PPAF
 
Myoporum laetum Clean n Green ['WCN 01'] PPAF - Thrips Resistant Coast Myoporum

Note: This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.  

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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Shrub
Family: Myoporaceae (Now Scrophulariaceae)
Origin: New Zealand (Australasia)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: White
Bloomtime: Summer
Height: 20-30 feet
Width: 10-20 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Seaside: Yes
Summer Dry: Yes
Deer Tolerant: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 25-30 F
May be Poisonous  (More Info): Yes
Myoporum laetum Green N Clean ['WCN 01'] PPAF (Thrips Resistant Coast Myoporum) - A fast growing evergreen large shrub or tree that quickly forms a screen that can reach 30 feet tall and 20 feet wide and holds leaves all the way to its base. Small white flowers with purple markings bloom in clusters in the summer, followed by reddish purple fruits. Plant in full sun for the best results - tolerates light shade but grows less dense. It is drought tolerant and hardy to about 25 degrees F. This is a new thrips-resistant selection of the popular hedging plant that has long been the first choice for a fast growing hedge and for beachside plantings where it grows large and responds well to pruning and shaping. In 2006 Myoporum laetum in California came under attack by Klambothrips myopori, a species of thrips from coastal Eastern Australia that badly disfigured the new foliage. More on this pest can be found on our Myoporum Thrips page. While there have been some other resistant Myoporum cultivars, such as our Myoporum 'Compacta', Myoporum 'Putah Creek' and Myoporum parvifolium 'Pink', there has not been a replacement for the larger more lush Myoporum laetum 'Carsonii', that most nurseries (we included) discontinued growing because of this problem. Luckily observant Santa Barbara area nurseryman Doug Zylstra, of West Covina Wholesale Nursery, noticed a Myoporum laetum 'Carsonii' in a landscape that was unaffected by this pest and he took cuttings of it. The plant remained clean and he further tested its resistance by putting the plant in the middle of infested plants, even covering the plant with thrips laden cuttings. This plant, now under review for a US Plant Patent, has been named Myoporum 'Green N Clean'. It is being marketed by West Covina Wholesale Nursery and PlantHaven. Our plants purchased from West Covina Nursery in Goleta.  The information on this page is based on our research that has been conducted in our nursery library and from online sources as well as from observations made of this plant as it grows in the nursery, in the nursery's garden, and in other gardens where it has been observed. We also incorporate comments received from others and always appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have additional information, particularly if this information is contrary to what we have written or includes additional cultural tips that might aid others in growing  Myoporum laetum Clean n Green PPAF.
 
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