Boronia anemonifolia – Sticky Boronia

A fast-growing shrub with strongly scented leaves, this native blooms abundantly, making an attractive specimen for garden or landscape use. The dark green foliage covers the plant densely making it a great screening plant. It also makes a great feature plant, as the unique star shaped pink and white flowers which cover the plant throughout Spring and Summer create an eye-catching display. Performs best in sandy or well-drained soil with regular watering and is moderately frost-tolerant once established. 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
Cultivar Name:
Plant Type : Small shrub, Large shrub
Width : 2
Flowering Time : Spring, Summer
Soil Type : Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam
Climate Zone : Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Growth Habit : Evergreen, Dense foliage
Soil Moisture : Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage, Needs regular watering
Special Uses : Cut flower, Honey producing plant, Pollution tolerant, Fast growing
Scientific Name: Boronia anemonifolia
Common Name : Sticky Boronia
Height : 2
Flower Color : White, Pink
pH Level : Neutral, Alkaline
Plant Environment : Low maintenance garden, Cottage garden, Flower garden, Coastal garden
Light : Light shade, Half shade
Lifespan : Perennial
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates light frost
Attracts Wildlife : Bees, Butterflies, Other insects