Myoporum insulare, also known as Common Boobialla, is a small evergreen shrub native to Australia. It is a popular landscaping plant due to its adaptability to a range of soil types and its ability to tolerate salt spray, making it ideal for coastal gardens. It features thick, glossy green leaves and produces clusters of small white flowers in summer. It is a hardy plant that requires little maintenance and it also attracts birds and other wildlife to the garden.
Height: 4-6 m
Width: 4-6 m
Aspect: Prefers full sun to part shade.
Flowers: Produces small, white or pinkish star-shaped flowers that bloom in spring and summer.
Uses: It is a popular plant for coastal gardens and is often used for landscaping as a windbreak, hedge, or as a ground cover. It is also used in erosion control and as a stabilizer for sand dunes. Boobialla is used in native gardens, as it provides habitat and food for local wildlife, including birds and butterflies. It is also known for its medicinal properties and has been used for centuries by Indigenous Australians for treating various ailments.