Persoonia pinifolia – Geebung

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
Common Name:Geebung
Plant Type:Small tree, Large shrub
Height:2 ~ 5 metres
Width:1 ~ 4 metre
Flower Colour:Yellow
Flowering Time:Summer, Autumn
Ph Level:Acid
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
Soil Moisture:Well-drained
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Hedge, Feature plant, Screen
Special Uses:Edible, Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Seed eating birds, Mammals



Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for native plants