Manuka control

Access all the information needed for control of this noxious weed, including weed identification, herbicide application and spray timings.

Weed Description

Description

Manuka is a prolific scrub-type tree and is often one of the first native species to regenerate on cleared land. It is typically a shrub growing to 2–5 m tall, but can grow into a moderately sized tree, up to 15 m in height.

It is evergreen, with dense branching and small leaves 7–20 mm long and 2–6 mm broad, with a short spine tip. The flowers are white, occasionally pink, 8–15 mm (rarely up to 25 mm) diameter, with five petals and seen from late spring to early summer.

Weed Control

Controlling Manuka

For control of Manuka apply Grazon Extra Herbicide at a rate of 500 mL/100 L of water and add Pulse® Penetrant at 200 mL/100 L of spray. Thoroughly wet foliage, stems and soil around the base of the plants.

Where slashing has resulted in regrowth, allow at least one year’s regrowth or until regrowth has reached 1 m tall before treatment.

Herbicides for Control of Manuka

Product#
Method of application Rate* State
Grazon™ Extra Herbicide Folliar spray 500 mL/100 L of water + Pulse® Vic

#Note: Preferred product option in bold. *Consult label for details of growth stage and use, especially where range of rates is given.

Treatment Timing

Timing

Optimum control of manuka with herbicides occurs during the flowering growth stage (late spring – early summer).

PRODUCT Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug
Grazon Extra
KEY
Best time to spray/treat
Can spray/treat
if conditions are suitable
Do not spray/treat