The Yellow Boronia.
If you wanted a plant for fragrance in spring, then Boronia megastigma lutea is it.
One of the many Boronia species from the south of Western Australia, B. megastigma offers the gardener a number of very attractive shrubs. The species itself with brown flowers, however both red and yellow forms are also available.
B. megastigma lutea is the yellow flowering form, and the flowers are a brilliant yellow in spring. This is a plant that can be grown in the garden or in a container.
The flowers are small and bell shaped, very fragrant and will cover the plant for weeks. The foliage a good deep green.
Boronia megastigma lutea Care
Soil preparation before planting includes digging in some well rotted compost and ensuring that drainage is good.
After planting, water in well with a liquid seaweed fertiliser. Mulch around the plant to maintain a cool moist root run.
During long dry periods in summer, the occasional deep soaking may be beneficial.
Pruning The Yellow Boronia
This is a plant that benefits from regular light pruning, best immediately after flowering. Always prune during cool weather when the plant has been watered.
- Botanical Name – Boronia megastigma lutea
- Common Name – Yellow Boronia
- Position – Part shade to light shade.
- Soil – Humus rich, moist and well drained.
- Height – Will reach around 1 metres
- Spread – Will spread to around .4 metres.
- Growth rate – fast
- Foliage – Mid to deep green..
- Flowers – Brilliant yellow to lime
- Flowering period – Spring
- Drought tolerant – Will require some water during long dry periods.