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. It likes a cool root run, which can be achieved by putting a rock under the root ball at planting time, and also use some rocks on the soil surface- these absorb the heat in summertime instead of the soil getting hot.
|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|
|Soil Moisture:||Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage, Needs regular watering|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Feature plant, Screen, Fragrant|
|Special Features:||Cut flower, Honey producing plant, Pollution tolerant, Fast growing|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Butterflies, Other insects|
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