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Myoporum laetum 'Carsonii'
Dense low-growing tree, fruit can be messy and is poisonous. Has larger leaves and grows faster than the species.
Cal-IPC (California Invasive Plant Council) classifies the invasiveness of the species of this plant as moderate.
Compact and Erect or Spreading with a Low Canopy.
Has Evergreen foliage.
Height: 20 - 30 feet.
Width: 10 - 20 feet.
Growth Rate: 36 Inches per Year.
Longevity 50 to 150 years.
Leaves Linear to Ovate, Glossy Dark Green, No Change, Evergreen.
Purple or White. Flowers in Summer. Has separate male and female flowers on the same tree (monoecious).
Purple or Red Drupe, Small (0.25 - 0.50 inches), fruiting in Fall.
Bark Dark Brown or Light Green, Fissured.
Shading Capacity Rated as Dense to Very Dense in Leaf.
Litter Issue is Wet Fruit.
Tree Site Conditions & Constraints
Sunset Zones 8, 9, 14 - 17 and 19 - 24.
USDA Hardiness Zones 9 - 10.
Exposure Full Sun.
Loam or Sand Texture.
Slightly Acidic to Slightly Alkaline Soil pH.
Salinity Tolerance is Moderate Inland and Good on Coast.
Seaside Tolerance is Good in Moderate Zone.
Pests & Disease Information
Susceptible to Aphids, Sooty Mold.
Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns
Branch Strength Rated as Medium Weak
Root Damage Potential Rated as Moderate.
Poisonous Health Hazard.
Not Deer Palatable.
Special Uses & Values
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Myoporum laetum 'Carsonii' Tree Record." 1995-2019. Mar 19, 2019.
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