Boronia heterophylla – Red Boronia

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
Common Name:Boronia
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



Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for native plants