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Chinese tallow Chinese tallow tree is a deciduous ornamental tree. It is fast becoming an invasive environmental weed of water courses and native vegetative areas here in Australia. It is beyond me why trees such as this are favoured by landscapers over our native trees. It is actively promoted by gardening websites and at nurseries as &#039;an attractive deciduous tree for warm temperate and sub-tropical climates&#039;. Seeds can be imported into Australia.<br />
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Originally introduced to Australia as an ornamental tree for its beautiful coloured foliage as seen here. Naturalised populations have now been identified in various locations throughout southeast Queensland - the largest infestation of Chinese tallow tree exists near Casino, New South Wales. Smaller infestations are evident throughout the North Coast, Central Coast and New England regions here in New South Wales.  Australia,Chinese Tallow,Euphorbiaceae,Flora,Geotagged,Malpighiales,Triadica sebifera,botany,new south wales,winter Click/tap to enlarge Country intro

Chinese tallow

Chinese tallow tree is a deciduous ornamental tree. It is fast becoming an invasive environmental weed of water courses and native vegetative areas here in Australia. It is beyond me why trees such as this are favoured by landscapers over our native trees. It is actively promoted by gardening websites and at nurseries as 'an attractive deciduous tree for warm temperate and sub-tropical climates'. Seeds can be imported into Australia.

Originally introduced to Australia as an ornamental tree for its beautiful coloured foliage as seen here. Naturalised populations have now been identified in various locations throughout southeast Queensland - the largest infestation of Chinese tallow tree exists near Casino, New South Wales. Smaller infestations are evident throughout the North Coast, Central Coast and New England regions here in New South Wales.

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''Triadica sebifera'' is a tree native to eastern China and Taiwan. It is commonly called Chinese tallow, Chinese tallowtree, Florida aspen, chicken tree, gray popcorn tree, or candleberry tree.

Similar species: Malpighiales
Species identified by Ruth Spigelman
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By Ruth Spigelman

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Uploaded Oct 15, 2021. Captured Jun 8, 2021 18:38 in 34-36 McLachlan Ave, Darlinghurst NSW 2010, Australia.