Some of the main invasive alien plants in the Garden Route include the following:

  1. Acacia mearnsii  (Black wattle)
  2. Ricinus communist (Castor oil plant)
  3. Solanum mauritianum (Bugweed)
  4. Acacia melanoxylon (Blackwood)
  5. Acacia Saligna (Port Jackson)
  6. Acacia cyclops  (Rooikrans)
  7. Cortaderia selloana (Pampas grass)
  8. Lantana camara  (Lantana)
  9. Pinus pinaster  (Cluster pine)
  10. Rubus cuneifolius (American bramble)
  11. Eucalyptus spp  (Gum)
  12. Pinus radiata (Radiata pine)
  13. Salix babylonica (Weeping willow)
  14. Acacia melanoxylon (Blackwood)
  15. Paraserianthes lophantha (Stink bean)
  16. Arundo donax  (Giant reed)
  17. Anredera cordifolia (Madeira Vine)
  18. Casuarina cunninghamiana (Casuarinaceae) (Beefwood)
  19. Sesbania punicea (Red sesbania)
  20. Hakea sericea (Hakea / Silky Hakea)
  21. Acacia longifolia (Long leave wattle)
  22. Eucalyptus ficifolia (Flowering Gum)
  23. Agave sisalana (Sisal)
  24. Leptospermum laevigatum (Australian Myrtle/Coast tea tree)

 

 

Written by Marti Kirstein