Boronia pinnata Sm.

Pinnate Boronia

Strongly aromatic small shrub to 1 m or so tall. Leaves pinnate with 5-11 narrowly elliptic to oblong leaflets. Flower clusters of 3-8 flowers; winter to early summer. Flowers bright purplish pink.


Double and colour variant forms are available including cream and pink.


B. thujona Penfold & Welch, Bronzy Boronia, from NSW has finely toothed leaflets.

Source: Spencer, R. (2002). Rutaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 4. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 3. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

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Boronia pinnata 'Alba'

Flowers white.

Boronia pinnata 'Golden Nola'

  A cultivar given Plant Breeber's Rights - see Plant Varieties Journal 4(3)22.

kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Rosanae
order      Sapindales
family       Rutaceae
genus        Boronia Sm.