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Rubber bush

Weed Habitat 

  • Roadsides and watercourses
  • It commonly invades old cultivated land and overgrazed areas where there is little competition from grass.


  • Shrub or small tree which can grow up to 4 meters high
  • A milky sap oozes from plant when cut or broken
  • Stems are smooth and pale greyish-green, mature stems are corklike in appearance and texture
  • Grey-green leaves are large, 10-20cm long and 4-10cm wide
  • Flowers are white with purple tips inside and have a central purplish crown
  • Fruit are green and mango-shaped about 8-12cm long and nearly as wide

Calotropis proceraCalotropis proceraCalotropis proceraCalotropis procera


Plant Type

Leaf Arrangement

Other weed identifiers

Plant Life Cycle

Weed Declaration

Currently not declared however under the Biosecurity Act 2014 you still have an obligation to prevent or minimise a biosecurity risk posed by a pest.

Weed Spread