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.

Family:Proteaceae
Scientific Name:Persoonia chamaepitys
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:Playground friendly

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WHERE TO GET YOUR PLANT

 

Once you have found the plant that you want, the next step is to find where to get it. Visit or ring your favourite nursery to see if they have it in stock. If they don’t, they may be able to order it in for you.  Specialist nurseries are also able to give great advice, and if they don’t have the plant you want, they can often suggest an alternative to you. Below is a list of our favourite specialist nurseries, and some who do mail order. Click on the links for their details-

 

The Wildflower Place Erina – NSW 

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Newcastle Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Cool Country Natives – ACT

 

Geelong Native Plants – Victoria

 

Wimmera Native Nursery – Victoria

 

Zanthorrea Nursery – Perth WA

 

Manuka Native Nursery – South Australia

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – mail order

 

The Native Shop – mail order

 


 

 

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