A small shrub growing to around a metre high, with lots of beautifully perfumed flowers in spring. The flowers are a very dark brown with contrasting yellow interior. It grows best in well drained soils with reliable moisture levels, mulch to create a cool root run, rocks placed on soil also help with this. Likes part shade. Great as a potted plant that can be moved to places where the fragrance can be enjoyed while in flower. Can be short lived, but worth growing for the intense perfume.
|Scientific Name:||Boronia megastigma|
|Plant Type:||Small shrub|
|Height:||0.7 ~ 1.2 metres|
|Width:||0.5 ~ 1 metre|
|Flower Colour:||Yellow, Brown, Black|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral|
|Soil Type:||Loamy, Sandy loam, Potting mix|
|Plant Environment:||Courtyard, Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden, Cold climate|
|Climate Zone:||Cool temperate, Cool|
|Light:||Light shade, Half shade|
|Soil Moisture:||Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Feature plant, Fragrant|
|Special Features:||Cut flower, Fragrant oils|
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