In February, Persoonia's are in flower and alive with all kinds of native bees.
This plant may have some funny names, but it does a stellar job of helping out your backyard buddies.
Gardeners in Eastern Australia know Persoonias as Geebungs. In Western Australia and South Australia they have the less flattering name Snottygobbles.
Almost 100 different species of these tall shrubs or small trees exist across Australia.
Many different bees will arrive to help pollinate the flowers of your Persoonia. Some of these bees, especially the Colletidae, are completely devoted to this one plant and are rarely unfaithful.
The fleshy Persoonia fruits will develop throughout February and will attract possums, wallabies and large birds including Pied Currawongs, which help disperse the seeds.
arrots will be the first arrivals, tucking into the unripe fruit, before they are fully developed. These birds will have a feast, but it’s only for their own enjoyment and yours. They will put on some great entertainment for you, but the seeds they eat will not germinate.