A low growing (Prostrate) native shrub Persoonia chamaepitys with its attractive foliage and yellow to orange flowers in spring is also known as the ‘Mountain Geebung’ and ‘Creeping Geebung’.
Reaching a height of 20.cm an a spread of around 1m, plants can be pruned after flowering to keep in shape.
An excellent rockery plant or native ground cover plant this long lived plant is drought tolerant once established and although it grows well in full sun it is also well suited to part shade and does well under taller eucalypts.
A low phosphorus native plant fertilizer early in spring is all that is needed, these plants need little care and are a hardy garden plant.
Bright yellow flowers from late spring to summer are attractive to bees and birds. Persoonia chamaepitys is a plant that will grow beneath Eucalypts. Also suited to growing in containers and rock gardens or along the top of a low retaining wall.
Propagation is from cuttings, from seed is possible but germination rates are poor.
How to Grow Persoonia chamaepitys
We like this one growing amongst rocks where the soft green foliage contrasts beautifully.
- Open sunny position to part shade
- Well drained soil
- A low phosphorous Native plant fertilizer in late winter
- Water only in very dry periods once established
- Requires little to no pruning
- Botanical Name – Persoonia chamaepitys
- Common Names – ‘Mountain Geebung’ and ‘Creeping Geebung’
- Family – Proteaceae
- Position – Full sun to a little shade.
- Soil – Well drained.
- Height – To around .3 metres.
- Spread – To around 2 metres.
- Flowers – Small yellow flowers in spring to summer.
- Foliage – Mid green.
- Frost tolerant – Yes
- Drought tolerant – Yes once established.
Persoonia chamaepitys Plants are available for sale from the following participating nurseries
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