Lagunaria patersonia (Andrews) G.Don

Gen.Hist. 1:485 (1831)
Conservation Code
Not threatened
Naturalised Status
Alien to Western Australia
Name Status

Tree, to 20 m high. Fl. pink. Grey sand over limestone.

Amanda Spooner, Descriptive Catalogue, 14 August 2007


IBRA Regions
Swan Coastal Plain.
IBRA Subregions
Local Government Areas (LGAs)
Cambridge, Canning, Cockburn, Dardanup, Fremantle.

Management Notes (for the Swan NRM Region)

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.

Management Calendar

Calendar Type Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Comments
Flowering Y Y Y Y Y O              
Fruiting       Y Y Y Y Y          
Optimum Treatment Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y  

Legend: Y = Yes, regularly, O = Occasionally, U = Uncertain, referred by others but not confirmed.



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