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Weed Alert?

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Brendan starts with ...
Hi All,
I see in the latest edition of ABC Gardening Australia, Feb 2010, (P73), that the Curry Leaf Tree and the Coffee Tree 'have the potential' to become weeds! Birds are spreading the seeds?
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Brendan
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3rd February 2010 8:35am
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Violet_Cactus says...
Seems like just about everything has the 'potential to become a weed' these days... even our native species :(
http://www.weedsbluemountains.org.au/cootamundra_wattle.asp

I've had a hard time persuading my Murraya koenigii to stay alive in Melbourne and there'd be *no* chance of stopping a Coffee Tree from dropping dead here without artificial heating. I can't imagine them becoming invasive down here in the south.
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3rd February 2010 12:35pm
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Original Post was last edited: 3rd February 2010 12:36pm
Grubs says...
I didn't want to hear that Violet_Cactus. I just bought a curry tree (Murraya koenigii).

I guess planting it in a pot in the glasshouse is better for preventing seed dispersal as well as keeping it warm. :)

Edit: at least one curry tree is thriving in Melbourne -> https://www.daleysfruit.com.au/forum/curry-leaf-tree-in-melbourne/ (with the aid of a brick wall to warm it)


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Original Post was last edited: 3rd February 2010 1:50pm
Violet_Cactus says...
Don't worry Grubs, it was only while the tree was a baby that it struggled. It's doing well now that it's bigger, and loves Melbourne summers, though it still isn't too keen on winter.

(PS Your name isn't Peter is it? I know a 'Grub' called Peter.)
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culebra says...
Have heard that Coffea arabica has naturalised in north Qld from where it has escaped from existing or abandoned plantations, as has Murraya koenigii which i think is also present in a semi-naturalised state the northern territory.
Just be vigilant and check to see whether either are declared weeds in your state and you should be fine to grow them.

both seem to grow well in Melb with an appropriate microclimate.
murraya loves our scorching summers
44 degrees and it never looks better.
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