Boronia pinnata


Family: Rutaceae

Boronia pinnata is a shrub reaching a height of 1.5 metres. The leaves are pinnate with 5-11 leaflets. The flowers are carried in clusters held in the upper leaf axils. Each flower is about 1.5 centimetres in diameter, four-petalled and pale to deep pink in colour. A white-flowered form is also in cultivation. Flowers are both conspicuous, profuse and appear in spring. Both foliage and flowers are strongly aromatic. 

Boronia pinnata is hardy, free flowering and prefers well drained soils in semi-shade.

This attractive species occurs in all coastal areas and the central tablelands of New South and perhaps extending into southern Queensland.

In the garden

Boronia pinnata would an attractive and aromatic addition to native cottage gardens, rockeries and as a foreground plant in garden beds.

Plants appreciate light pruning after flowering.


Propagate from cuttings.

Other information

By Warren and Gloria Sheather