Swaziland's Alien Plants Database

Acacia elata A. Cunn. ex Benth.
Peppertree wattle, mountain cedar wattle
Invasive, Potential minor problem species
Origin: South East Australia
Growth Form: Tree
Plant Description: Plant: Unarmed, large, evergreen tree up to 20 m high with an oval crown; trunk often with heavy, low, side limbs; young shoots golden-hairy. Leaves: Dark green and glossy above, large, 300–400 mm long, bipinnate; leaflets large, 20–50 mm long and 4–10 mm wide, lance-shaped. Flowers: Pale yellow, globular flowerheads in large sprays, October–December. Fruit: Brown pods, finely golden-hairy, 100–160 mm long.
Key Features:
Control: combination of chemical, physical and cultural techniques
Comments: Not yet recorded in Swaziland, but record for Barberton area
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