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
One of the best things to come out of Australia - the beautiful smelling 'Boronia'. A delight to the senses, when we most need it in late winter. The little round brown and yellow flowers appear en masse and are highly fragrant. Dainty bronze-green foliage. Needs good drainage and acid soil. Evergreen.
Don't be disappointed if your Boronia does not have a long life, Mother Nature designed it that way as in Australia it usually naturally regenerates from seed after being destroyed by fire. Pruning immediately after flowering may assist re-growth.
Colour: Brown / Yellow Habit: Upright Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 100cm x 75cm
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