Boronia crenulata – Aniseed Boronia

Boronia crenulata is a very ornamental small shrub to around a metre tall and wide, with massed pink flowers in spring to summer. It likes dappled shade and moist but well drained soils. Good in the flower garden, and does well in containers. Prune lightly after flowering if needed.

Family:Rutaceae
Scientific Name:Boronia crenulata
Common Name:Boronia
Other Common Names:Aniseed Boronia
Plant Type:Small shrub
Height:0.7 ~ 1 metre
Width:0.7 ~ 1 metre
Flower Colour:Pink
Flowering Time:Spring, Summer
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral
Soil Type:Loamy, Sandy loam, Potting mix
Plant Environment:Courtyard, Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden
Climate Zone:Warm temperate, Cool temperate
Light:Light shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Mound-shaped
Lifespan:Perennial, Short lived
Soil Moisture:Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Propagation Method:Seed, Softwood cutting, Semihardwood cutting, Layering
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Feature plant, Fragrant
Special Uses:Cut flower, Playground friendly
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. Visit or ring your favourite nursery to see if they have it 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 an alternative to you. Below is a list of our favourite specialist nurseries, and some who do mail order. Click on the links for their details-

 

The Wildflower Place Erina – NSW 

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Newcastle Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Cool Country Natives – ACT

 

Wimmera Native Nursery – Victoria

 

Zanthorrea Nursery – Perth WA

 

Manuka Native Nursery – South Australia

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – mail order

 

The Native Shop – mail order

 


 

 

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