Boronia alata – Winged Boronia

A small and upright shrub with pointed leaves and pink star shaped flowers in spring and summer. Native to coastal Western Australia, it likes well drained soils. Grows from half a metre to two metres tall with a width of one to one and a half metres. Good for seaside gardens. Tolerates light frost and dryness. For sun to part shade positions. It likes a cool root run, which can be achieved by putting a rock under the root ball at planting time, and also use some rocks on the soil surface- these absorb the heat in summertime instead of the soil getting hot.

Family : Rutaceae
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Plant Type : Small shrub
Width : 1.5
Flowering Time : Spring, Summer
Soil Type : Loamy, Sandy loam, Potting mix
Climate Zone : Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Growth Habit : Evergreen
Soil Moisture : Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Special Uses : Cut flower, Pipe and drain friendly, Playground friendly
Scientific Name: Boronia alata
Common Name : Boronia
Height : 2
Flower Color : Pink
pH Level : Acid, Neutral
Plant Environment : Courtyard, Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Light : Sunny, Light shade
Lifespan : Perennial
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates light frost
Attracts Wildlife : Bees, Butterflies, Other insects