False Tamarisk

Family:
Tamaricaceae
Origin:
Europe

General description

Evergreen shrub < 2 m tall. Flowers are small, pink and borne in racemes during summer.

What you need to know

To help protect our environment:

  • You must not breed, distribute, release or sell false tamarisk. As false tamarisk is a National Pest Plant Accord species, these restrictions apply within the Auckland region and across the whole of New Zealand.
  • You must not plant false tamarisk within the Auckland region, unless you are transferring an existing plant on your land to another location within the boundaries of the same property.
  • You must destroy any false tamarisk on land that you occupy if it has been planted in breach of the above rules and you are directed to do so by an authorised person.

Riparian margins, braided riverbeds.

Seeds dispersed by wind and water.

Colonises riparian margins and braided riverbeds. Reduces available habitat for nesting birds and provides cover for predators.

Site Management

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.

Recommended approaches

Physical control

Method: Dig out

Plant parts requiring disposal: All parts

Disposal options: Compost stems and roots in a composting weed bag or remove to greenwaste or landfill

Biocontrol

Biocontrol is currently not available for this species.

Community agrichemical control recommendations

No qualifications
Cut stump and paste freshly cut base of stems with metsulfuron gel

Basic Growsafe certified
Cut stump and spray freshly cut base with 2g metsulfuron-methyl per 1 L of water

Certified Handler/Experienced agrichemical user
Foliar spray with 5g metsulfuron-methyl per 10L of water and 20ml penetrant

CAUTION: When using any herbicide or pesticide please read the label thoroughly to ensure that all instructions and safety requirements are followed.

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RPMP status


National Pest Plant Accord Species
Whole region (Sustained Control)
False tamarisk - Main species image