Boronia megastigma ‘Jack Maguire’s Red’

A small shrub that grows to less than a metre, can be short lived but worth growing for the intense beautiful flower fragrance. It has small leaves and small red cup-shaped flowers, which occur in spring. Can be used in the production of essential oils. Good in pots or in the garden in dappled shade, in moist well drained soil. Mulch to keep the roots cool.

Scientific Name:Boronia megastigma
Common Name:Boronia
Plant Type:Small shrub
Height:1 ~ 1.5 metre
Width:0.7 ~ 1 metre
Flower Colour:Red
Flowering Time:Spring
Ph Level:Acid
Soil Type:Loamy, Sandy loam, Potting mix
Plant Environment:Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden
Climate Zone:Warm temperate, Cool temperate
Light:Light shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen
Lifespan:Short lived
Soil Moisture:Well-drained
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Fragrant
Special Uses:Cut flower, Fragrant oils
Attracts Wildlife:Butterflies, Other insects

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Neutrog Bush Tucker & medal

Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertilizer for this plant.