Chinese tallow tree

Triadica sebifera
Tree
Alternate
Simple
Yellow
Green
Red
Discoloured
Common names 
Also known as: Chinese Tallow , Candleberry tree, chicken tree, Florida aspen, popcorn tree , tallowtree, white wax berry,
Family 
Euphorbiaceae
Deciduous 
Yes
Flowering time 
Spring
Native/Exotic 
Exotic
Origin 
Native to some parts of China and possibly also native to Japan and Taiwan.
Notifiable 
No
Council declaration 
Class C – Containment and reduction
Known distribution 

Occasionally naturalised in south-eastern Queensland and in the coastal districts of northern New South Wales. Possibly also becoming naturalised in the Sydney region, in the coastal districts of central New South Wales. Naturalised overseas in northern Africa, central and southern Europe, tropical Asia, the Indian Sub-continent (i.e. India and Pakistan), and southern USA (i.e. California, Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, South Carolina and North Carolina).

Habit 

An upright (i.e. erect) and long-lived (i.e. perennial) Tree

Impact and control methods 
Stem and leaves 

Alternate, simple, ovate to orbicular in shape, long pointed tip, wedge shaped base, entire margins, 2 to 3 1/2 inches long, green above, slightly paler below, smooth on both surfaces.

Flowers and fruits 

Flowers borne on 2 to 3 inches slender yellow-green catkins, female flowers appear at the base of the cluster, appearing in late spring to early summer.
Fruit: Nearly round 3-lobed brown capsules, 1/2 inch in diameter, when mature the outer part splits revealing 3 white waxy seeds, matures in late summer to early fall.