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.

Family:Rutaceae
Scientific Name:Boronia anemonifolia
Common Name:Sticky Boronia
Other Common Names:Narrow-leaved Boronia, Sticky-leaved Boronia
Plant Type:Small shrub, Large shrub
Height:0.2 ~ 2 metres
Width:0.5 ~ 2 metres
Flower Colour:White, Pink
Flowering Time:Spring, Summer
Ph Level:Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Cottage garden, Flower garden, Coastal garden
Climate Zone:Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Light:Light shade, Half shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Dense foliage
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage, Needs regular watering
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Feature plant, Screen, Fragrant
Special Uses:Cut flower, Honey producing plant, Pollution tolerant, Fast growing
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Butterflies, Other insects

WHERE TO GET YOUR PLANT

Once you have found the plant that you want, the next step is to find where to get it. Nurseries stock a good range of plants, but due to space and supplies, they may or may not have the wanted plant in stock. If they don’t, they may be able to order it in for you.  Specialist nurseries are also able to give great advice, and if they don’t have the plant you want, they can often suggest alternative plants that will be just as good for you. Below is a list of our favourite specialist nurseries. Click on the links for their details-

 

The Wildflower Place Erina – NSW 

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Newcastle Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Cool Country Natives – ACT

 

Geelong Native Plants – Victoria

 

Wimmera Native Nursery – Victoria

 

Zanthorrea Nursery – Perth WA

 

Manuka Native Nursery – South Australia

 

MAIL ORDER NURSERIES –

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – mail order

 

The Native Shop – mail order

 


 

 

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