An attractive large shrub with mid green pine like foliage, native to the sandstone region of the Sydney basin. It has large spikes of bright yellow flowers in mid summer to autumn, followed by round fleshy fruit which are edible for birds and mammals. A great plant to use as an Australian Christmas tree, for screening and informal hedging. Likes a sunny to partly shaded position in a well drained acid soil. Can be difficult to propagate.
|Scientific Name:||Persoonia pinifolia|
|Plant Type:||Small tree, Large shrub|
|Height:||2 ~ 5 metres|
|Width:||1 ~ 4 metre|
|Flowering Time:||Summer, Autumn|
|Soil Type:||Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam|
|Plant Environment:||Coastal garden|
|Climate Zone:||Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade, Half shade|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Dense foliage|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Hedge, Feature plant, Screen|
|Special Uses:||Edible, Playground friendly|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Seed eating birds, Mammals|
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