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.
|Scientific Name:||Boronia megastigma|
|Plant Type:||Small shrub|
|Height:||1 ~ 1.5 metre|
|Width:||0.7 ~ 1 metre|
|Soil Type:||Loamy, Sandy loam, Potting mix|
|Plant Environment:||Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden|
|Climate Zone:||Warm temperate, Cool temperate|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Special Uses:||Cut flower, Fragrant oils|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Butterflies, Other insects|
Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for this plant.