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Care of the plant Myoporum acuminatum or Waterbush.

Care of the shrub Myoporum acuminatum or Waterbush

The genus Myoporum, family Scrophulariaceae, comprises 30 species of shrubs and trees native to Australia and other Pacific islands. Some species are: Myoporum acuminatum, Myoporum parvifolium, Myoporum viscosum, Myoporum insulare, Myoporum petiolatum.

Common names: Waterbush, Mangrove boobialla, Pointed boobialla. This species is native to eastern Australia.

They are shrubs (sometimes trees) of compact bearing that reach 5 meters (16.4 feet) in height. The interesting foliage consists of shiny lanceolate leaves 8 cm (3.14") in length. They produce small white flowers that are decorative. They bloom in spring. The fruits, first green and then purple, are quite decorative.

These very fast-growing plants are used to form hedges, windbreaks, bushes, and as isolated specimens. They are ideal for coastal gardens.

The Myoporum acuminatum prefers full sun exposure but can also grow in semi-shade. They resist frosts not very persistent.

The soil must be very well drained; They prefer a soil rich in peat but can grow in dry and poor soils.

Irrigation will be moderate considering that they resist drought well. In Atlantic or subtropical climates it's not even necessary to water them; they have enough with the rains.

They do not need fertilizers or pruning.

They are plants resistant to pests and diseases.

They are propagated from seeds sown in spring in the nursery or by means of semi-woody cuttings in summer.

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Myoporum acuminatum
Myoporum acuminatum
Myoporum acuminatum
Myoporum acuminatum
Myoporum acuminatum