Wattles exhibit a range of foliage types. The true leaves are divided into leaflets, however a large group of wattles develop modified flat leaf-like structures called phyllodes (which are simply flattened stems) soon after germination.
Foliage colour ranges from light or dark green to blue or silver-grey. Flowering can occur throughout the year, although the majority of species flower during spring and summer. Individual flowers are arranged in inflorescences that may be either globular heads or cylindrical spikes.
Controlling wattle regrowth
In all situations, use GarlonTM 600 or AccessTM at 1 L/60 L of diesel as a basal bark application to obtain optimum results. When treating wattle regrowth, always treat actively growing plants.
Poor results will always occur when treating wattle regrowth under moisture stress. Basal bark application is the most reliable application technique on most wattle species, except brigalow.
Herbicides for Control of wattle regrowth
#Note: Preferred product option in bold. *Consult label for details of growth stage and use, especially where range of rates is given.