Chinese Parasol Tree is an aggressive, invasive plant in the warmer parts of North America and crowds out native plants in forests. It spreads and forms colonies by wind- and water-dispersed seeds. The seeds spread readily, especially along watercourses and grow rapidly after germination in favorable sites. The fruit is showy but does not attract wildlife. Fruit and large leaves create a litter problem.
For information on how to eradicate this invasive, view our statement on herbicide use and preferred alternatives for invasive plants.
You can replace this invasive plant with native alternatives. Here are some plants that make superior replacements.
Match your location on the Texas map to the color squares on the replacement plants below to find suitable replacements for your ecoregion.