Brown Boronia

Boronia megastigma - botanical name

Boronia megastigma

© M. Fagg; Australian National Botanic Gardens

Evergreen often short-lived compact small shrub (0.5m x 0.3m) from WA. Stalkless trifoliate leaves. Heavily perfumed cup-like red brick to dark brown flowers with yellow insides in spring. Useful specimen planted next to a path or window for its perfumed flowers. May need replacing every few years. Needs moist well drained mulched soil in dappled shade. Root zone must not dry out. Best in a cool mountain climate. Frost tolerant. Moderately drought tolerant. Additional irrigation above natural rainfall may be required if growing conditions do not replicate natural occurrence.

  • Plant type
    Shrub
  • Sun/Shade tolerance
    Part shade
  • Frost tolerance
    Frost hardy
  • Soil type(s)
    Sand
  • Water rating
    Low
  • Plant origin
    Non indigenous (WA)
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