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Boronia pinnata 'South West Rocks' (Boronia)

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Plant description

boronia pinnata south west rocks

Boronia pinnata 'South West Rocks' gives a brilliant display of starry pink flowers in spring which is a sight to behold against the attractive dark green feathery foliage. The leaves are aromatic. Use it as a feature shrub for a spot with good drainage and a cool root run such as a rockery. Give it some protection from hot summer sun, so best in a lightly shaded spot.Trim it back by about 20% after it has finished flowering. Feed with a good native low phophorus fertiliser in spring.

Further reading: Top ten native plants and Best natives for pots and small gardens (articles written by native plant expert and horticulturalist Angus Stewart).

Additional plant information

Flowers

Flower colour: Pink
Flowering season: spring

Scent

The leaves have a very aromatic smell

Plant size

Maximum height: 1.5 metres
Minimum height: 1 metres

Maximum width: 1 metres
Minimum width: 0.8 metres

Sunlight, frost & salt tolerance

This plant will tolerate full or partial sunlight.
Medium frost tolerance.
Plant is salt tolerant.

Fauna attracting?

Yes. Attracts: insects.

Climate

This plant species will grow in the following climates: temperate.

Soil types & conditions

Loam: dry, well-drained.

Clay: dry, well-drained.

Sand: dry, well-drained.

Soil pH: 5.5-6.5

Diseases

root rot

Miscellaneous information

Native to: Australia.

Planting season: not specified.

Types of fertiliser: low phosphorus.

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