14 Jan Golden wreath wattle, Willow wattle
Fast growing, high generation rates compete with local native species. Seed dormancy up to 20 years.
Origin: Southwest Western Australia
Habit: Medium shrub to 10m x 6m. Grey bark smooth or finely fissured. Pendulous branches often blue-grey when young.
Leaves: Phyllodes leathery with a prominent mid-vein. Bright yellow ball flowers in spring develop into smooth brown pods.
Flowers: Bright yellow ball flowers in spring develop into smooth brown pods.
Fruit and Seeds: Narrow pods up to .5 cm wide and 8-12 cm long
Roots: Extensive horizontal and vertical root system
Dispersal: Planted for dune rehabilitation and road side plantingl. Birds carry seeds into bushland.
Control: Cut and paint trees; pull young specimens. Burn large areas of infestation to stimulate regrowth.