An attractive Boronia species, this small shrub is commonly named the Native Rose for the delicately and beautifully perfumed deep pink flowers. The star shaped flowers appear atop the branches in Spring and continue to early Summer, creating an impressive display. The foliage is also fragrant and takes on a bronze tinge in cold conditions, making it an attractive plant year round. Excellent for use in containers, borders and rockeries, as well as garden and landscape where it will thrive with little maintenance in well drained soil. Good frost tolerance once established and grows well in a range of conditions from full sun to heavy shade. Mulch to keep the roots cool, also you can put a rock under the root ball at planting time, and also use some rocks on the soil surface- these absorb the heat in summertime instead of the soil getting hot. Its compact form, exquisite perfume and visual appeal make it a great feature plant in a container or garden, and the flower stems make great cut flowers for floral arrangements.
|Scientific Name:||Boronia serrulata|
|Common Name:||Native Rose|
|Plant Type:||Small shrub|
|Height:||0.5 ~ 1 metre|
|Width:||0.5 ~ 1 metre|
|Ph Level:||Neutral, Alkaline|
|Soil Type:||Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam|
|Plant Environment:||Courtyard, Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden, Cold climate|
|Climate Zone:||Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade, Half shade, Heavy shade|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Dense foliage|
|Soil Moisture:||Well-drained, Needs regular watering|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates heavy frost|
|Plant Usage:||Feature plant, Fragrant, Border plant, Attractive foliage|
|Special Features:||Cut flower, Fragrant oils, Bonsai, Honey producing plant, Pollution tolerant, Playground friendly|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Butterflies, Other insects|
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