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Persoonia juniperina

Prickly Geebung

Erect to rounded prickly shrub with hairy young growth.

Additional information

  • FamilyProteaceae
  • StoreyLower storey
  • Size0.3-1.5 m x 0.6-0.8 m
  • Plant groupingShrubs to 2m
  • LeavesStiff narrow bright green leaves 8-30 mm x 0.7-1.5 mm, becoming hairless, concave above.
  • Flower colourYellow
  • Flowering timeDecember to March
  • FlowersSingle hairy tubular flowers in leaf axils. Yellow-green to purplish succulent fruit.
  • Bird attractingBerries
  • Butterfly attractingNo
  • Frog habitatNo
  • Growing conditionsWell drained soils in heathy woodlands. Frost tolerant. Full sun semi-shade.
  • Garden useAttractive bright green shrub for small gardens and planting under established trees. Prickly habit can direct traffic or provide habitat for animals. Can be pruned hard, suitable for hedging.
  • Commercially availableSpecialist Australian plant nursery
  • Conservation statusScattered within the Shire.
  • Aboriginal Use Food - fruit
Photographer/s: 1 Marilyn Bull ©; 2 Cathy Powers ©; 3 Russell Best, NatureShare ©

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