Leucaena (Leucaena leucocephala)



It is a small tree that has been planted for fodder in tropical areas of Queensland. Unless heavily grazed or otherwise controlled, leucaena is able to rapidly spread to adjacent areas. 


Leucaena is native to Central and South America. It is a shrub growing to 6 m high. Leaves are dull, greyish-green leaflets. Flower heads are creamy-yellow sphere shaped on stalks. Its seed pods are glossy brown, long and flattened in dense clusters. 

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Herbicide options

Users of agricultural or veterinary chemical products must always read the label and any permit, before using the product, and strictly comply with the directions on the label and the conditions of any permit. Users are not absolved from compliance with the directions on the label or the conditions of the permit by reason of any statement made or not made in this information. To view permits or product labels go to the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority website www.apvma.gov.au

See Using herbicides for more information.

Triclopyr 240 g/L + Picloram 120 g/L (Access™ )
Rate: 1.0 L in 60 L of diesel
Comments: Cut stump/basal bark application.
Withholding period: Nil
Herbicide group: I, Disruptors of plant cell growth (synthetic auxins)
Resistance risk: Moderate

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Legal requirements

Leucaena (Leucaena leucocephala) is not declared in NSW under the Noxious Weeds Act 1993.

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Reviewed 2014