Tree, to 20 m high. Fl. pink. Grey sand over limestone.
General Biology. Growth form. Tree. Reproduction. Seed. Dispersal. Water, garden refuse. Time to first flowering. 4 years. Vegetative regeneration strategy. Does not resprout or produce root suckers. Seedbank persistence. Medium, 1-5 years.
Notes. Fine hairs on seed pods can cause major skin irritations in some people. Can form a persistent soil seedbank.
Additional information. Origin. Norfolk Island, Lord Howe Island. History of use/introduction. Garden escape, inappropriate coastal plantings.
Suggested method of management and control. Hand pull seedlings. Fell mature plants or stem inject with 50% glyphosate, or if stems are less than 30 cm diametre apply 250 ml Access® in 15 L of diesel to basal 50 cm of trunk (basal bark). 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.