Boronia are generally small dense shrubs with delicate perfumed flowers appearing from late winter though to springtime. Boronia varieties may have clusters of little star-shaped flowers or bell-shaped pendulous flowers along its branches; these cut flowers add texture, colour and perfume to floral arrangements, making them a florist’s favourite.
These hardy easy-care shrubs prefer dappled light, well-drained soil and respond well to a light pruning after their flowering season is over. They grow well in containers, in the garden and thrive in coastal areas.
Boronia with about 160 species of flowering plants, is of the citrus family Rutaceae, most hail from Australia, with a few native to New Caledonia,
Boronia Denticulata - Mauve Boronia. The Mauve Boronia displays masses of Lilac Mauve starry flowers in winter and Spring. The leaves are strongly aromatic, small and light-green in colour. Easily grown in a lime-free soil. Prune hard after flowering.
Colour: Mauve Habit: Upright Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 1.5m x 1m
This Aussie shrub is a real show off with bright rosy red flowers that smother the fine green, fragrant foliage from late winter through to early summer. Happiest in a sunny well drained position with protection from harsh frost. Best to avoid Lime as prefers acid conditions. Evergreen.
Colour: Pink / Red Habit: Upright Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 1.3m x 0.75m
A hybrid form of Boronia with large fragrant purple flowers that appear from spring to summer. The dainty green foliage is evergreen. Quite a vigorous grower that likes a semi-shaded spot and cool acid soil. Trim lightly after flowering, protect from harsh frost and avoid lime. PVR.
Colour: Purple Habit: Upright Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 100cm x 50cm
Boronia serrulata is an attractive all year round shrub with small, aromatic leaves that go bronzy colour in cooler weather. Bright pink, fragrant cup-shaped flowers in spring. It will thrive in full sun or heavier shade and is therefore a very useful plant for mixed sun/shade gardens. It is also very nice planted alongside paths or under windows to enable the joy of its delightful perfume.
Colour: Pink Habit: Loose form Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 100cm x 100cm