Sleeper Weeds - still being planted

Posted by MichaelMulvaney

Overview

Some of the species that are currently favoured as garden and landscape plants are establishing a toehold in Canberra's natural areas.  A major issue is that some of these "sleeper" or emerging weed species are still being recommended to be planted by information promoted by the ACT Government and are commonly sold in nurseries. The invasive status of some of these species suffers from limited information. Can you please help document their invasiveness and in doing so contribute to the pressure to have tthem removed from nurseries and Government plantings.

We urge you to take photos and note locations of the species identified as sleeper weeds, that you find in the bush and lodge them onto NatureMapr.

12 species

Arbutus unedo (Strawberry Tree)

Arbutus unedo
Arbutus unedo
Arbutus unedo

Fraxinus pennsylvanica (Green Ash, Red Ash)

Fraxinus pennsylvanica
Fraxinus pennsylvanica
Fraxinus pennsylvanica

Nandina domestica (Sacred Bamboo)

Nandina domestica
Nandina domestica
Nandina domestica

Pyrus calleryana (Callery Pear)

Pyrus calleryana
Pyrus calleryana
Pyrus calleryana

Pyrus sp. (An Ornamental Pear)

Pyrus sp.
Pyrus sp.
Pyrus sp.

Pyrus ussuriensis (Manchurian Pear)

Pyrus ussuriensis
Pyrus ussuriensis
Pyrus ussuriensis

Ulmus parvifolia (Chinese Elm)

Ulmus parvifolia
Ulmus parvifolia
Ulmus parvifolia

Viburnum tinus (Laurustinus)

Viburnum tinus
Viburnum tinus
Viburnum tinus
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