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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.
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Weed Potential No
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Half Hardy Well drained soil Moist Soil Full sun
Boronia pinnata Pinnate Boronia


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Summary


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 all year. The species is hermaphrodite (has 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.

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Synonyms

Habitats

Woodland Garden Sunny Edge; Dappled Shade; South Wall. By. West Wall. By.

Edible Uses

None known

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Medicinal Uses

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Other Uses

Essential

An essential oil is obtained from the flowers and the leaves[154, 200]. Used in perfumery[200].

Special Uses

Scented Plants

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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].

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Propagation

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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Found In

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

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Latin NameCommon NameHabitHeightHardinessGrowthSoilShadeMoistureEdibleMedicinalOther

Growth: S = slow M = medium F = fast. Soil: L = light (sandy) M = medium H = heavy (clay). pH: A = acid N = neutral B = basic (alkaline). Shade: F = full shade S = semi-shade N = no shade. Moisture: D = dry M = Moist We = wet Wa = water.

 

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Readers comment

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 know...it's very dry here.

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

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