Evergreen tree < 30 m tall. Roots are prolific and penetrate > 1 m deep. A fibrous sheath is produced around the base of the trunk when inundated. Bark is pale and peels in papery layers. Leaves are aromatic, simple and < 12 cm long. Flowers are white with pronounced stamens. Seeds are minute and borne in woody capsules.
To help protect our environment:
Freshwater and saline wetlands, open habitats, grasslands, open forest.
Seeds dispersed by wind, water.
Forms dense stands, displacing native plants. Alters vegetation structure and reduces plant diversity, likely affecting macrofauna. Fire risk.
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.