Herb: Pinnate Boronia

Latin name: Boronia pinnata

Family: Rutaceae (Rue Family, Citrus Family)

Description of the plant:


2 m
(6 1/2 foot)


Habitat of Pinnate Boronia:

Mountain ranges. Heathland and dry sclerophyll forests.

Other uses of the herb:

An essential oil is obtained from the flowers and the leaves. Used in perfumery.

Propagation of Pinnate Boronia:

Seed - surface sow in a greenhouse at 15C. Do not allow the compost to dry out. Germination usually takes place within 4 - 9 weeks at 24C. 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.

Cultivation of the herb:

Mountain ranges. Heathland and dry sclerophyll forests.

Medicinal use of Pinnate Boronia:

None known

Known hazards of Boronia pinnata:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.