Descriptions of Registered Cultivars
ORIGIN: Myoporum 'Monaro Marvel' is basically prostrate but mounds to plus/minus 30cm tall in the centre of the shrub. It is a form selected in 1977 from a cultivated plant growing in Geelong, Victoria. The cultivar was selected by Monaro Nursery. Cultivar received by the Authority 12 September 1980. The applicant: is Anne Rehwinkel, Monaro Nursery, Wallaroo Road, Hall 2618.
DESCRIPTION: This cultivar will grow to plus/minus 30cm tall in the centre by 2m in diameter after 3 years. It forms a dense, low shrub, becoming prostrate around the outer edges. The leaves are large, and are plus/minus 6cm long by plus/minus 8cm wide.
DIAGNOSIS: This cultivar may be a narrow leafed form of M. acuminatum. A similar form is in cultivation in Adelaide, but that form grows to 60cm high and does not form a mound but merely spreads. Myoporum 'Monaro Marvel' may be distinguished by its central upright mounding habit and very large leaves.
CULTIVATION NOTES: This cultivar has proven very drought and frost hardy in Canberra.
COLOUR CODE: RHS Colour Chart 1966.
petals: white group 155C.
ACRA REFERENCES: ACC210; CBG8006065.
ACCEPTED FOR REGISTRATION ON: 20 March 1981