- Weak-wooded spindly evergreen tree reaching 30 feet in height;
- Leaves are crescent-shaped and stiff;
- Spiral seedpods develop after yellow flowers;
- Ranges from dry subtropical to moist to wet forests
- Pinelands and disturbed areas
Reasons it should be removed:
- Grows into a very large tree and can invade established, closed-canopy forests;
- Invades numerous forest types, from dry upland scrub to rich hammock;
- Potential wind hazard to residences and utilities.
Method of removal:
- Chainsaw adult tree and treat stump with commercially available herbicide;
- Hand pull seedlings.
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