Common Boobialla

Scientific NameMyoporum insulare
Size and formA fleshy and rounded large shrub to small tree 1-6m high to 3m wide.
Flowers, leaves and fruitSmall white-purple flowers occur from September to December. Fruit is a dark purple, globular drupe. Leaves are smooth, thick, fleshy and elliptic with a toothed margin towards the apex.
Growing conditionsCommonly occurs in coastal environments and is therefore suitable for well-drained sandy soils and full sun. Tolerant of salt spray and saline conditions. Often planted as a screen or windbreak. The berry is eaten by birds.