Unlike other Proteaceae species such as Banksias, Waratahs and Grevilleas that have large, showy inflorescences that are typically pollinated by vertebrates, Persoonia species have small, inconspicuous yellow flowers that are typically pollinated by bees.
Notably, native Leioproctus bees are the most common pollinator of both rare and common Persoonia species in eastern Australia. The European Honeybee (Apis mellifera) is also a frequent visitor to Persoonia flowers but its effectiveness as a pollinator relative to native bees is uncertain. Other native bees known to visit Persoonia flowers include Tetragonula, Exoneura, Megachile, Amegilla and Xylocopa. We have also observed beetles, ants and wasps visiting flowers, but these insects appear to eat pollen grains rather than pollinate multiple flowers.