Boronia megastigma – Brown Boronia

A small shrub growing to a metre high, and while it can be touchy and short lived, it is worth growing for the beautifully perfumed flowering in spring. The small but numerous blooms make good cut flowers, are in shades of brown to reddish shades with contrasting yellow centres and the scent is unmistakable. It is often pot grown where it can be moved to where the fragrance can be best appreciated. The best garden growing conditions are in dappled shade, in moist but well drained soils, and it loves a cool root run, which can be ensured with a good layer of mulch. A large rock or two will also help. Feed with a good native fertilizer before flowering, and a light tip prune after flowering is beneficial.

Scientific Name:Boronia megastigma
Common Name:Boronia
Other Common Names:Brown Boronia
Plant Type:Small shrub
Height:0.5 ~ 1 metre
Width:0.4 ~ 0.6 metres
Flower Colour:Yellow, Red, Gold, Brown
Flowering Time:Spring
Ph Level:Acid
Plant Environment:Container growing, Flower garden
Climate Zone:Warm temperate, Mediterranean
Light:Light shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen
Lifespan: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



Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for native plants