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.


Family : Proteaceae
Cultivar Name:
Plant Type : Small tree, Large shrub
Width : 4
Flowering Time : Summer, Autumn
Soil Type : Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam
Climate Zone : Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate
Growth Habit : Evergreen, Dense foliage
Soil Moisture : Well-drained
Special Uses : Edible
Scientific Name: Persoonia pinifolia
Common Name : Geebung
Height : 5
Flower Color : Yellow
pH Level : Acid
Plant Environment : Coastal garden
Light : Sunny, Light shade, Half shade
Lifespan : Perennial
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates light frost
Attracts Wildlife : Seed eating birds, Mammals