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A small, dense, ornamental shrub growing up to 1m high with small pink star-shaped flowers. Grows in dappled shade or part sun, in a range of soils. The leaves have a high essential oil content and smell like aniseed when crushed.
Kings Park Botanic Garden https://www.bgpa.wa.gov.au/images/horticulture/docs/pn_boronia_crenulata.pdf
A related species, Boronia heterophylla, is grown for its citrus -flavoured essential oil which is used in the food and drink industry
The Sensory Trail, National Botanic Garden of Wales
- Australasia, Australia
Boronia crenulata Sm.Family: RUTACEAE
Species: crenulata Sm.
Common names: Aniseed boronia
Distribution summary: Australia
Conservation status (IUCN Red List): Least Concern
Hardiness: H3 - Half hardy; unheated greenhouse/mild winter
Habitat: Coastal sand dunes or cliffs, inland rocky outcrops
Garden status: Not currently grown
Flowering months: February, March, April
Reason for growing: Other use