Sifton bush Identification
Sifton bush, also known as the ‘Chinese shrub’, is a perennial shrub native to Australia. It has one main stem with multiple smaller stems branching off this. It typically grows between 1 and 2 m tall but has been known to grow to 3 m. Seedlings are quite erect and resemble tiny pine trees.
Controlling Sifton bush
Slashing, physical removal and chaining will aid control if carried out between mid-February and mid-March. However, with its huge seed production and ability to establish on bare or infertile ground, sifton bush has spread into areas that are stressed by over-grazing or drought, and can therefore thrive to replace useful pastures.
Herbicides for control of Sifton bush
|Method of application
|Grazon™ Extra Herbicide
||500 mL/100 L of water + surfactant
|Tordon™ 75-D Herbicide
||650 mL/100 L of water
# Note: Preferred product option in bold. * Consult label for details of growth stage and use, especially where range of rates is given.