Botanic Gardens Trust, Sydney, Australia
The Australian Botanic Garden, Mount Annan - January
|Common name ||pine-leaved geebung|
|Scientific name ||Persoonia pinifolia R.Br.|
|Etymology || |
Genus: After Christiaan Hendrik Persoon, 1755-1837, a famous mycologist.
Species: From the name of the genus Pinus and folius (Latin) meaning leaf, referring to the pine-needle like leaves.
|Distribution ||Occurs around the Sydney region of New South Wales, from Broken Bay to Royal National Park and the lower Blue Mountains.|
|Native habitat ||In the wild it grows on sandstone in dry eucalypt forest and heath.|
|Description || |
An attractive large shrub growing to approximately 2-4 metres in height with yellow flowers.
|Flowering/fruiting ||Flowering from the New Year through to August and followed by interesting purplish olive-like fruit.|
Location in Garden
Planted near the Education Centre and in Beds 157 and 158 at the Banksia Garden.
Persoonias (geebungs or snotty gobbles) comprise about a tenth of the large Proteaceae family. They are only found in Australia.
The pine-leaved geebung is one of the best geebungs for cultivation, it is a good hedge or screen plant, responding well to clipping, and is suitable for temperate and subtropical areas, being able to withstand quite heavy frosts. It will adapt to a range of sandy or clay soils, as long as there is good drainage.
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