Shrub or tree < 25 m high. Stems are dark brown/green and snap with a crack when bent. Leaves are lanceolate and < 15 x 2.5 cm. Catkins are < 7.5 cm long and appear with or after leaves.
To help protect our environment:
Wet habitat, wetlands, water bodies, water body margins, swamps, wet areas behind coastal dunes.
Vegetative spread from stem fragments and suckers, dispersed by water. Human-mediated dispersal through deliberate plantings.
Competes with and displaces native species. Alters hydrology of waterways through blocking, flooding and structural changes. May alter soil decomposition cycles.
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.