Common Name: Pinnate Boronia
Pinnate boronia is an evergreen shrub growing about 2 metres tall.
The tree is harvested from the wild for its essential oil.
Australia - New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria.
]. Heathland and dry sclerophyll forests[
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Requires a rich well-drained lime-free sandy soil in a sunny sheltered position[
]. One form of this species is resistant to salt spray[
Plants can flower in their first year from seed if they are pot grown and the young shoot tips are pinched out constantly[
An essential oil is obtained from the flowers and the leaves[
]. Used in perfumery[
Seed - surface sow in a greenhouse at 15°c[
]. Do not allow the compost to dry out. Germination usually takes place within 4 - 9 weeks at 24°c[
]. 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[
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