Australian Native Plants

  Persoonia pinifolia (Pine-leaved Geebung)


Persoonia pinifolia photo
Persoonia pinifolia, Maranoa Gardens, Balwyn, Victoria, Australia.

Photograph by Melburnian. Some rights reserved.    (view image details)




PINE-LEAVED GEEBUNG FACTS

distribution map showing range of Persoonia pinifolia in Australia

Map is from The Atlas of Living Australia web site, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License


Common Name
Pine-leaved Geebung

Other Names
Australian Christmas Tree

Description
Pine-leaved Geebung is a large shrub growing to four metres tall. The leaves are long and narrow like pine needles, and grow to around 7 cm in length and 5 mm wide. It produces small racemes of yellow flowers in summer through to winter. the flowers are followed by clusters of green fleshy fruit which turns purple as it ripens. The fruit is attractive to various birds and mammals.

Height
2m - 4m

Habitat
found in heathland and open woodland

Distribution
Persoonia pinifolia is found in the Sydney area of New South Wales and west to the Blue Mountains

Classification
Class:Magnoliopsida
Order:Proteales
Family:Proteaceae
Genus:Persoonia
Species:pinifolia
Common Name:Pine-leaved Geebung