Height: 15-25'; Spread: 20'
Evergreen; dense oval mound.
Glossy, dark green, lanceolate leaves, 2-4" long.
Clusters of 5/8" bell-shaped, slightly fragrant flowers that are white with small purple spots.
Clusters of 2-6 reddish-purple, round drupes, 1/3" big.
Rough, dark gray-brown.
In general, 15-20 gallons per week for the first 2 years; 15-20 gallons twice a month for the 3rd year; as needed after 3 years (varies by soil, sun, and wind conditions).
- Tree Care:
Low. Early pruning needed to train a good shape; pruning needed less frequently with age.
Any soil, coastal conditions, high winds.
- Special Considerations:
'Green n Clean' cultivar is resistant to myoporum thrips. Invasive roots. Seeds poisonous to some animals.
- Notable Traits:
Native of New Zealand. Popular Bay Area tree because of tolerances. Current populations are being devastated by recent introduction of Myoporum thrips (Kambothrips myopori). Do not plant susceptible species.