Tree, 5-9 m high. Loam over granite. Eucalyptus woodland, on edge of creek.
General Biology. Growth form. Tree. Reproduction. Seed. Dispersal. Wind, water. Time to first flowering. 4+ years. Vegetative regeneration strategy. Young plants will resprout from base. Seedbank persistence. Short, days-1 year. Fire response. Hot fire will kill most individuals, young plants can occasionally resprout from the base. If not killed by fire, mature plants will produce epicormic growth.
Notes. Can hybridise with Casuarina glauca. Seed is held in the canopy until mature and then realeased over a six month period through winter/spring.
Additional information. Origin. Eastern Australia. History of use/introduction. Garden escape, restoration plantings.
Suggested method of management and control. Hand pull seedlings. Fell mature plants. Cut and paint young plants with 50% glyphosate. 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.