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Binomial Name:  Persoonia pinifolia

 

Common Name: Pine-leaf Geebung

 

Family:  PROTEACEAE 

 

Leaves:  Leaves are soft and thread-like, 30–70 mm long and about 0.5 mm wide, pine like (as per name) and moderately hairy when young, but glabrous as they age

 

Stem/Trunk: Upright shrub form with multiple branches

 

Flower:  Long terminal yellow styles, flowers slightly hairy with rolled back tepals

 

Fruit: Oval-shaped achene

 

Flowering Period:  Late Winter through to Summer

 

Height: 3 metres

 

Width:  1 metre 

 

Habit:  Soft shrub

 

Aspect:  Semi shade, protected fromstrong winds and hot western sun

 

Soil Type:  Sandy soils or soils with drainage (mound up if on clay). Does well in large pots

 

Soil pH:  Prefers acidic soil 4.0 to 6.0 so add sulphur if you have alkaline soil or add organic matter to reduce pH. Good results lowering pH with Eucalyptus mulch especialy fine leaf mulch

 

Fertiliser Treatment: Recommend rock minerals, slow release low phosoporus fertiliser suitable for natives, benefits from Seasol when being planted out, benenfits from fish emulsion and blood and bone. Can use pelletised chicken manures also beneficial as a mulch.  Benefits from compost being incorporated into the soil when the hole is dug

 

Mulch:  Eucalyptus mulch (small to fine chips or leaf) is very beneficial for Aussie plants. Sugar cane mulch can be used up top 50mm thickness

 

Root System:  Contained. Not invasive

 

Drought Tolerant:  Once established provided planted in the correct protected semi-shaded microclimate

 

Frost Tolerant:  Moderately but needs semi shade so shouldn't be frist exposed

 

Salt Wind Tolerant:  No. Needs to be protected from strong salt winds

 

Fire Response:  Yes. Recovers from being burnt with cool ground fires

 

Host Requred:  No

 

Fast Growing:  Moderate 

 

Gardens:  Native gardens, bush food gardens, sensory gardens (foliage)

 

Natural Occurrence:  Sydney Basin on sandstone


Known Plant Associations:  Eucalyptus sieberi, Angophora costata, Eucalyptus haemastoma, Eucalyptus piperita, Corymbia gummifera, Allocasuarina littoralis, Olax strictaLasiopetalum ferrugineum, Conospermum longifolium, Hakea sericea, Kunzea ambigua

 

Known Fauna Associations:  Nectar feeding birds, Lewin’s honey eater, Swamp Wallaby, Currawongs

 

Other Information:  Many cultural uses are ascribed to this plant species

Persoonia pinifolia (Pine-leaf Geebung)

$20.00Price
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