Boronia megastigma ‘Jack Maguire’s Red’

A small shrub that grows to less than a metre, can be short lived but worth growing for the intense beautiful flower fragrance. It has small leaves and small red cup-shaped flowers, which occur in spring. Can be used in the production of essential oils. Good in pots or in the garden in dappled shade, in moist well drained soil. Mulch to keep the roots cool.

Family:Rutaceae
Scientific Name:Boronia megastigma
Cultivar:Jack Maguire's Red
Common Name:Boronia
Plant Type:Small shrub
Height:1 ~ 1.5 metre
Width:0.7 ~ 1 metre
Flower Colour:Red
Flowering Time:Spring
Ph Level:Acid
Soil Type:Loamy, Sandy loam, Potting mix
Plant Environment:Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden
Climate Zone:Warm temperate, Cool temperate
Light:Light shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen
Lifespan:Short lived
Soil Moisture:Well-drained
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Fragrant
Special Uses:Cut flower, Fragrant oils
Attracts Wildlife:Butterflies, Other insects

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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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