Persoonia chamaepitys – Mountain Geebung

A slow growing ground covering prostrate shrub with pine-like needle leaves and bunches of yellow to orange flowers in summer and autumn. It is difficult to propagate, but worth planting if you can find it, as it is a great hardy little plant as long as it gets a well drained soil. Good in sun or part shade, and under trees, but doesn’t like excess humidity. A very waterwise plant, and very attractive.

Scientific Name:Persoonia chamaepitys
Family:Proteaceae
Common Name:Geebung
Other Common Names:Prostrate Geebung
Plant Type:Small shrub, Ground cover
Height:0.2 ~ 0.3 metres
Width:1 ~ 2 metre
Flower Colour:Yellow, Orange
Flowering Time:Summer, Autumn
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral
Soil Type:Sandy, Sandy loam
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Container growing, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Semi-arid
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Spreading, Mound-shaped, Weeping
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Dry, Well-drained
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Groundcover, Border plant, Attractive foliage
Special Uses:Pipe and drain friendly, Playground friendly

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Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertilizer for this plant.

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