The Q&A Archives: Myoporum Parvifolium And Pacificum Seed Viability/invasive Potential

Question: Does Myoporum parvifolium and Myoporum pacificum produce viable seed that could spread to adjacent native areas in Southern California similar to the invasive Myoporum laetum?

Answer: According to research done at UC Davis, Myoporum laetum is an extremely invasive plant from New Zealand and should be avoided in southern California landscapes, but Myoporum parvifolium is being propagated (by tip cuttings) and is recommended by the University for highway plantings. Myoporum pacificum is a prostrate type plant and is being recommended (and used) by Caltrans for highway medians because of its drought tolerance. Neither produces seed and neither is considered invasive.

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