Boronia pinnata - Sm.
Common Name Pinnate Boronia
Family Rutaceae
USDA hardiness 8-11
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Mountain ranges[154]. Heathland and dry sclerophyll forests[265].
Range Australia - New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Half Hardy Well drained soil Moist Soil Full sun

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Boronia pinnata Pinnate Boronia
Boronia pinnata Pinnate Boronia[email protected]
Physical Characteristics
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Boronia pinnata is an evergreen Shrub growing to 2 m (6ft 7in).
It is hardy to zone (UK) 9. It is in leaf 12-Jan. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs)Suitable for: light (sandy) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: acid soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers dry or moist soil. The plant can tolerate maritime exposure.


Woodland Garden Sunny Edge; Dappled Shade; South Wall. By. West Wall. By.
Edible Uses
None known
Medicinal Uses
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None known


Other Uses

An essential oil is obtained from the flowers and the leaves[154, 200]. Used in perfumery[200].
Cultivation details
Requires a rich well-drained lime-free sandy soil in a sunny sheltered position[200]. One form of this species is resistant to salt spray[157]. A very ornamental plant[1], it is hardy to at least -7°c in Australian gardens[157] but this cannot be translated directly to British gardens because of our cooler summers and longer, colder and wetter winters. One report says that the plants might succeed on a wall in the milder areas of this country[166], another says that they require greenhouse protection[1] and yet another says that they can be grown outdoors in tubs during the summer but need to be bought indoors in the winter[200]. Plants can flower in their first year from seed if they are pot grown and the young shoot tips are pinched out constantly[78].
Seed - surface sow in a greenhouse at 15°c[78, 138]. Do not allow the compost to dry out. Germination usually takes place within 4 - 9 weeks at 24°c[138]. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for at least their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. Cuttings of half-ripe shoot tips or side shoots, 5 - 10cm preferably with a heel, July/August in a frame[78].
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Conservation Status
IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :
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Micki Perepeczko   Sat Nov 20 19:04:16 2004
I would like to grow this plant in Chimoio, Mozamique Africa - where can I get the seeds from
Janet   Sun Apr 20 2008
I am growing a very healthy Boronia in Wexford Ireland. Now in its second year, it has been growing outside through whatever the skies have thrown at it, rain, lots of cold wind, frost and even snow.
Janice Nickole   Sat Apr 4 2009
I would like to know the climate limitations of this plant. I live in Arizona and as you's very dry here.

Home Decorating I would like to know the climate limitations of this plant. I live in Arizona and as you's very dry here.

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