Fast growing woody evergreen tree <5m high. Frond-like leaves divided into 20-40 pairs of leaflets giving a feathery appearance. Silky down on underside of leaflets. Greenish-yellow flowers (May-Aug) in bottlebrush-like heads. Long, flat, green pods containing hard-coated black seeds.
Slips, disturbed areas, banks, coastal sites.
Out-compete native species because of fast growth & long-term seed bank. Marginal pasture land may also be affected.
Check area regularly for seedlings due to the long life of seeds.
1. Hand pull seedlings.
2. Cut larger trees & stump paint (5g metsulfuron/ 1L).
3. Drill holes every 200mm and fill (250mls glyphosate/1L or 10mls triclopyr undiluted).
Caution: when using any herbicide or pesticide PLEASE READ THE LABEL THOROUGHLY to ensure that all instructions and safety requirements are followed.