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|
|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|
|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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