Shrub < 2 m tall. Leaves are <9mm long. Flowers are small, pink/red, and are borne in bunches in August – December.
To help protect our environment, from 1 September 2021, you:
Scrubland, roadsides, banks, gumlands, coastal cliffs.
Seeds dispersed by gravity. Human-mediated dispersal through dumping of garden waste, soil movement and deliberate plantings.
Competes with native early successional species such as mānuka and is advantaged by fire. Potential to dominate frequently disturbed sites.
Follow up treated areas 3 times per year. Encourage natural regeneration of native plants or replant treated areas where possible after 2-3 treatments to establish dense ground cover and minimise reinvasion.
CAUTION: When using any herbicide or pesticide please read the label thoroughly to ensure that all instructions and safety requirements are followed.