Boronia heterophylla – Red Boronia

A lovely medium sized shrub from Western Australia, it has beautifully perfumed bright pink or red bell shaped flowers in spring to early summer. A hardier Boronia than the Brown Boronia, it can live for some years in the garden if it is given a sheltered position away from wind. It is also a good idea to give the roots some protection from heat and drying out- a large rock placed on the soil surface is a perfect way to do this, and additional watering in dry times. Likes a well drained soil, and tolerates moderate frost. It makes an attractive rounded shrub and is fast growing, tip pruning after flowering will help to encourage a more dense habit. A handful of good native fertiliser in spring followed by a good watering is desirable.

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Family : Rutaceae
Cultivar Name:
Plant Type : Small shrub, Large shrub
Width : 1
Flowering Time : Spring, Summer
Soil Type : Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix
Climate Zone : Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Growth Habit : Evergreen, Spreading, Mound-shaped
Soil Moisture : Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Special Uses : Cut flower, Fragrant oils, Pipe and drain friendly, Fast growing, Playground friendly
Scientific Name: Boronia heterophylla
Common Name : Boronia
Height : 1.2
Flower Color : Pink, Purple
pH Level : Acid, Neutral
Plant Environment : Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden
Light : Sunny, Light shade
Lifespan : Perennial, Short lived
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates light frost
Attracts Wildlife : Bees, Butterflies, Other insects