A lovely medium sized shrub from Western Australia, it has beautifully perfumed bright pink or red bell shaped flowers in spring to early summer. A hardier Boronia than the Brown Boronia, it can live for some years in the garden if it is given a sheltered position away from wind. It is also a good idea to give the roots some protection from heat and drying out- a large rock placed on the soil surface is a perfect way to do this, and additional watering in dry times. Likes a well drained soil, and tolerates moderate frost. It makes an attractive rounded shrub and is fast growing, tip pruning after flowering will help to encourage a more dense habit. A handful of good native fertiliser in spring followed by a good watering is desirable.
|Scientific Name:||Boronia heterophylla|
|Other Common Names:||Kalgan Boronia, Red Boronia|
|Plant Type:||Small shrub, Large shrub|
|Height:||0.6 ~ 1.2 metres|
|Width:||0.6 ~ 1 metre|
|Flower Colour:||Pink, Purple|
|Flowering Time:||Spring, Summer|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral|
|Soil Type:||Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden|
|Climate Zone:||Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Spreading, Mound-shaped|
|Lifespan:||Perennial, Short lived|
|Soil Moisture:||Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage|
|Propagation Method:||Softwood cutting, Semihardwood cutting|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Feature plant, Fragrant|
|Special Uses:||Cut flower, Fragrant oils, Fast growing, Playground friendly|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Butterflies, Other insects|
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