Erect, deciduous tree about 15 m tall. Trunk is dark brown/grey and often multi-stemmed. Leaves are large and bi-pinnate, with 6 opposite pairs of pinnae and 21 alternate pinnules. Flowers are small, creamy-yellow and borne on narrow spike-like racemes. Seed pods are about 22 cm long, narrow, curved and curl when split. Seeds are hard, obovoid and bright red.
Although bead tree is not a legally declared pest plant, it may still be invasive in some situations. Consider lower risk alternatives for your garden, such as native plants.
Forest, coastal areas, riparian margins, disturbed habitats.
Seeds dispersed by birds, water, gravity and soil movement.
May outcompete native plants. Nitrogen fixer.
Follow up treated areas 3 times per year. Encourage natural regeneration of native plants or replant treated areas where possible after 2-3 treatments to establish dense ground cover and minimise reinvasion.
CAUTION: When using any herbicide or pesticide please read the label thoroughly to ensure that all instructions and safety requirements are followed.