Persoonia confertiflora

Cluster-flower Geebung

Spreading to erect shrub with rusty hairy new growth.

Additional information

  • FamilyProteaceae
  • StoreyLower storey
  • Size0.3-1.5 m x 0.5-1.5 m
  • Plant groupingShrubs to 2m
  • LeavesLeaves variable, paired or scattered, flat, lance-shaped to elliptic or egg-shaped, 3-12 cm x 10-30 mm, tip pointed or blunt with a short point on the end, smooth, hairy when young, margins curved under.
  • Flower colourYellow
  • Flowering timeNovember to February
  • FlowersShort terminal or axillary clusters of densely rusty-hairy tubular flowers on very short erect densely hairy stalks. Terminal bud dormant.
  • Bird attractingNo
  • Butterfly attractingNo
  • Frog habitatNo
  • Growing conditionsMoist well drained soil in mountain forests. Frost and snow tolerant. Semi shade.
  • Garden useAn attractive shrub for small gardens.
  • Commercially availableNo information available
  • Conservation statusSignificant within the Shire. Known from very few local sites. More common outside the Shire boundary.
  • Aboriginal Use Food - fruit
Photographer/s: 1 Ken Harris ©; 2, 3 Richard Hartland ©

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