African Tulip Tree
African tulip tree is a fast growing evergreen tree that can grow up to 24 metres tall.
Leaves are large and compound with broadly oval shaped leaflets that are strongly
veined, bronze when young, and a deep glossy green when mature.
Flowers begin as a bronze-green bud and develop into large yellow or orange-red
flowers with yellow frilly edges.
Seeds are reddish-brown and can be up to 20 centimetres long.
Habitat it forms dense stands in gullies, areas of vegetation around waterways, and
Weed characteristics are that it is highly invasive and crowds out native vegetation.
Dispersal seeds are carried in the wind and suckers spread from single planting.
This species is a Class 3 declared plant under Queensland legislation.
How to act
Initial treatment should be conducted using a cut stump approach with follow-up treatment including a foliar spray of any emerging plants. An alternative to chemical control is physical removal of the tree stump.
Refer to Weed Control Methods.
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