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Brown Boronia

Boronia megastigma 'Heaven Scent'

Description: The seductively scented brown boronia begins its flowering in winter. 'Heaven Scent' is an improved variety of Boronia megastigma. All boronias have fragrant foliage and flowers, but not all share the sweet scent of the brown boronia.

Habit: A small to medium, and somewhat fussy shrub, 0.5m tall x 0.3m wide and more compact than the straight species, this makes an ideal potted plant. Choose a position near windows and doors for maximum enjoyment of the perfume.

Conditions: Boronia prefers slightly acidic soil and excellent drainage. If planting in the garden, choose an open sunny position in a raised garden bed for improved drainage. Roots prefer to be cool so mulch well with stones or gravel.

Pruning: Like all boronias, this one is not long lived – expert it to live five years. Prune one third immediately after flowering.


Text: Libby Cameron

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Author: Libby Cameron