Evergreen shrub < 3 m tall. Leaves are < 25 x 10 cm and densely hairy. Flowers are trumpet-like, pink/red and are borne in drooping racemes. Berries are cylindrical and dark purple.
To help protect our environment:
Forest, shrubland, riparian margins.
Seeds dispersed by birds. Vegetative spread from stem fragments. Human-mediated dispersal through deliberate plantings.
Potential to outcompete native Fuchsia spp. and other native vegetation. May decrease genetic diversity of native Fuchsia spp. through hybridisation.
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.