Golden Wreath Wattle, Willow Wattle
Fast growing, high generation rates compete with local native species. Seed dormancy up to 20 years.
- Family Fabaceae
- 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 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.
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