Myoporum

Myoporum laetum 'Clean n Green'

Myoporum laetum 'Clean n Green' (Myoporum) - full view

Full view

Myoporum laetum 'Clean n Green' (Myoporum) - leaf

Foliage detail

Myoporum laetum 'Clean n Green' (Myoporum) - bark

Bark detail

  • Size:

    Height: 15-25'; Spread: 20'

  • Growth:

    Fast

  • Character:

    Evergreen; dense oval mound.

  • Foliage:

    Glossy, dark green, lanceolate leaves, 2-4" long.

  • Flower:

    Clusters of 5/8" bell-shaped, slightly fragrant flowers that are white with small purple spots.

  • Fruit:

    Clusters of 2-6 reddish-purple, round drupes, 1/3" big.

  • Bark:

    Rough, dark gray-brown.

  • Watering:

    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.

  • Tolerance:

    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.