Erect, fast-growing, evergreen tree < 8m tall. Leaves may be irregularly-toothed when young; upper side of leaves green, undersides silvery & felted. Masses of pale yellow flower spikes (Mar-Aug).
Prefers sunny, poor, dry areas (e.g. dunes, gumland scrub, shrubland).
Spreads locally by seed fall.
Threat to well-drained sites especially sand dunes. Forms dense thickets in open areas.
Seedlings difficult to pull out. Follow up to check for seedlings.
1. Pull small seedlings (difficult to pull larger ones).
2. Cut & stump paint with Vigilant gel.
Caution: when using any herbicide or pesticide PLEASE READ THE LABEL THOROUGHLY to ensure that all instructions and safety requirements are followed.