Tree, to 8 m high. Fl. red, Feb or Oct. Black sandy clay. Along river edges.
Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.
IBRA Regions: Jarrah Forest, Swan Coastal Plain.
IBRA Subregions: Northern Jarrah Forest, Perth.
Local Government Areas (LGAs): Canning, Harvey, Kalamunda.
Alternative Names. Coral tree.
General Biology. Growth form. Tree. Reproduction. Stem fragments, suckers. Dispersal. Water, garden refuse. Vegetative regeneration strategy. Resprouts, produces root suckers, stem layering. Woody structure. Diffuse porous. Seedbank persistence. Probably no viable seed produced in Australia.
Notes. Deciduous in summer. Has been reported to replace native riparian vegetation and block the flow of water.
Additional information. Origin. India. History of use/introduction. Garden escape.
Suggested method of management and control. Try stem injection using 100% glyphosate, or 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.
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