Seamungus is an evergreen shrub from the genus Cynodon. The scientific name of this shrub is Ceanothus latifuricum and it was named after the ancient city of Ephesus in Greece. In fact it has been called the ‘tree of Ephesus’. This shrub is commonly found in moist tropical forests, particularly along coastal areas. It is widely cultivated in the south eastern Asian countries – China, India, Thailand, Malaysia and Vietnam among other places.
An Excellent Choice For Your Soil
This shrub is an excellent companion plant for starting up new woodland species especially when establishing new plants throughout an interior border. Seamungus helps to enhance resistance to disease and insects, stimulate healthy root growth (both below and above ground), generally benefits the well being of the soil and plants throughout its growing season. Seamungus also has some very specific uses including helping to prevent the formation of a weed bed by suppressing weed growth. It is especially useful around fences and walls, where it forms a strong yet flexible barrier against encroaching vines and grasses.
In its natural setting seamungus supports a fast growing habit which is extremely tolerant to moisture. One of its most important benefits is that this plant will provide extensive shade during hot dry summers from which young sapling and seedlings can benefit. It will also provide an exceptional level of soil moisture, which acts as an excellent buffer for drought in the soil beneath it. Its shallow roots allow it to spread quickly across the landscape even on fairly poor soil. In its natural environment this shrub spreads over large areas and spreads deep into the earth in search of nutrients and moisture.