Large tree, to 10 m high, paperbark. Fl. white, Sep to Dec or Jan. Grey sand, shale. Slopes, edges of lakes, wet sites, coastal areas.
Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.
IBRA Regions: Swan Coastal Plain.
IBRA Subregions: Perth.
Local Government Areas (LGAs): Melville.
General Biology. Growth form. Tree. Reproduction. Seed. Dispersal. Wind, water. Seedbank persistence. Short, days -1 year. Fire response. Resprouts from epicormic buds on trunk and stems following fire. Seed is released from woody fruit in the canopy and germinates readily in post fire conditions.
Additional information. Origin. NSW. History of use/introduction. Garden escape, amenity plantings close to bushland.
Suggested method of management and control. Hand remove seedlings. Cut trees to base and paint 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.
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