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There are many varieties of this small shrub. They are a great choice for understory plantings that have a spicy fragrance and attractive, delicate flowers that are mostly pink, but some brown and yellow.

How to grow boronia in a garden

  1. Choose a place in the garden that gets part shade to filtered sun and is protected from the afternoon sun. Prepare the planting area well by digging in Yates Dynamic Lifter Soil Improver & Plant Fertiliser
  2. Dig the planting hole twice as wide and to the same depth as the root-ball.  
  3. Carefully remove the plant from the pot ensuring not to disturb any of the roots.  TIP: You can use scissors to remove the plant from the pot, but take care when using this method. 
  4. Position in hole and backfill, gently firming down. Form a raised ring around the plant, creating a well so that water will go where it’s needed most. Water in well.  
  5.  Mulch with a compost or leaf mulch and water in well. 
  6. Feed occasionally with Yates Dynamic Lifter Soil Improver & Plant Fertiliser to ensure strong root development.

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How to grow boronia in a pot

  1. Choose a pot that is at least twice the size of the selected plant. Position in the garden that receives part shade to filtered sun and is protected from the afternoon sun.
  2. Fill the pot with quality potting mix, such as Yates Potting Mix with Dynamic Lifter.
  3. Carefully remove the plant from the pot ensuring not to disturb any of the roots. TIP: You can use scissors to remove the plant from the pot, but take care when using this method.
  4. Position in hole and backfill with potting mix, gently firming down. Water in well. Mulch with a compost or leaf mulch and water in well.
  5. Feed occasionally with Yates Dynamic Lifter Soil Improver & Plant Fertiliser to ensure strong root development.

Growing tips

  • Boronia plants dislike root disturbances, so take extra care when choosing its final position and transplanting.
  • They have a short life span, but can provide lovely fragrance and flowers to the garden in Spring
  • Best suited to the warmer coastal climates
  • The most widely grown species are:
    Sydney Boronia (B. ledifolia)
    Brown Boronia (B. megastigma)
    Native Rose (B. serrulata)

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