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Persoonia chamaepeuce

Dwarf Geebung

Spreading subshrub with sparsely hairy young growth.

Additional information

  • FamilyProteaceae
  • StoreyLower storey
  • SizeProstrate-20 cm x 1-1.5 m
  • Plant groupingHerbs & Groundcovers <1m
  • LeavesCrowded, narrow bright green curved or straight leaves 8-25 mm x 1-2 mm, concave, tip pointed, spreading at right angles to leaves.
  • Flower colourYellow
  • Flowering timeDecember to March
  • FlowersSingle tubular flowers in leaf axils. Succulent yellow-green oval fruit.
  • Bird attractingFruit
  • Butterfly attractingNo
  • Frog habitatNo
  • Growing conditionsDry well drained soils of mountain woodlands and open forests. Frost and snow tolerant. Full sun to partial shade.
  • Garden useExcellent ground cover with well displayed flowers. Use on embankments and retaining walls or as living mulch in large containers
  • Commercially availableSpecialist Australian plant nursery
  • Conservation statusSignificant within the Shire. Extinct in most sites within the Shire. Remains in very few local sites.
  • Aboriginal Use Food - fruit
Photographer/s: Marilyn Bull ©

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