Tree or shrub (sometimes), to 30 m high. Fl. yellow-cream, Aug to Oct. Gravelly lateritic soils.
Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.
IBRA Regions: Jarrah Forest, Swan Coastal Plain, Warren.
IBRA Subregions: Perth, Southern Jarrah Forest, Warren.
IMCRA Regions: Franklin, WA South Coast.
Local Government Areas (LGAs): Albany, Donnybrook-Balingup, Manjimup, Nannup, Plantagenet, South Perth.
General Biology. Growth form. Tree. Reproduction. Seed, root suckers. Dispersal. Birds, water, ants, garden refuse, soil movement. Time to first flowering. 5 years. Vegetative regeneration strategy. Resprouts, produces root suckers. Woody structure. Diffuse porous. Seedbank persistence. Soil, long, 50+ years. Fire response. Fire stimulates mass germination of soil stored seed. Adult plants will resprout and produce root suckers following fire.
Notes. Regenerates after disturbance to form dense thickets. Is a potentially serious weed of wetlands from Augusta to Albany.
Additional information. Origin. Eastern & south-eastern Australia. History of use/introduction. Garden escape, restoration plantings, commercial plantations.
Suggested method of management and control. Hand pull seedlings. Drill and fill with 50% glyphosate. Older plants can be ringbarked. Read the manufacturers' labels and material safety data sheets before using herbicides. For further information consult the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority to determine the status of permits for your situation or state.
Legend: Y = Yes, regularly, O = Occasionally, U = Uncertain, referred by others but not confirmed.
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