Evergreen, Ground covers, Shrubs
These evergreen shrubs and trees produce bell-shaped flowers that are attractive at close range but not showy; fruit is small but colorful. Shiny dark green leaves have translucent dots. The plant is tough and fast growing.Myoporum parvifolium
Native to Australia. This groundcover grows to 3–6 in. high and 9 ft. wide, with a dense covering of light green leaves 1/4–1 1/2 in. long and 1/4 in. or less wide. Tiny white summer flowers are followed by purple fruits. Plant 6–8 ft. apart; plants will fill in within 6 months, rooting where stems touch moist soil. Good on banks or slopes. Will not tolerate foot traffic.
From the Mediterranean region. Slow growth to 15–25 ft. high and 20–30 ft. wide. Three to ...
Native mostly to Southern California. Broader, more leathery leaves than the species.
These woody-stemmed Southern California natives with tubular, lipped flowers were once listed as shrub...