General Biology. Growth form. Shrub/Small tree.
Reproduction. Seed. Dispersal. Water, bird, ants, soil
movement, garden refuse. Time to first flowering. 2 years.
Toxicity. Cyanides in the leaves can lead to stock poisoning.
Vegetative regeneration strategy. Occasionally resprouts. Does not
produce root suckers. Seedbank persistence. Long, 10+ years. Fire
response. Fire stimulates mass germination of soil stored seed.
Notes. Dense stands can significantly increase nitrogen
content in soil.
Additional information. Origin. Eastern
Australia. History of use/introduction. Garden escape, restoration
plantings. Similar native species. Acacia saligna.
Suggested method of management and control. Hand pull
seedlings. Fell mature plants. Apply 250 ml Access® in 15 L of diesel to basal
50 cm of trunk, or cut and paint or drill and fill with 50% glyphosate. Older
plants can be ringbarked. Monitor site for recruitment from seedbank. 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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