Wide-spreading, deciduous tree < 15 m tall. Leaves are < 60 cm long with long petioles. Male catkins are c. 15 cm long. Flowers are red/pink/purple and borne in October – November. Fruit is obovoid and < 4 cm long.
To help protect our environment:
Riparian margins, wetlands, roadsides, scrub, disturbed forest, grasslands, drainage channels.
Seeds dispersed by water and possibly rodents. Human-mediated dispersal through deliberate plantings.
Forms dense stands, excluding native vegetation. Allelopathic.
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.