Medium sized evergreen tree < 10 m tall. Flowers are fragrant, tubular, white with purple/mauve anthers and borne in spring – summer. Fruit is purple/black and ripens in autumn.
To help protect our environment:
Hedgerows, lowland and coastal forest, shrubland, disturbed sites, roadsides, wastelands, wetlands.
Seeds dispersed by birds.
Forms dense stands, displacing native vegetation and preventing native seedling recruitment. Dominates the canopy layer, altering vegetation structure and plant diversity. May cause an allergic reaction in some people, often as a cross-reactivity to main allergens.
Follow up treated areas 3 times per year. Crown lift (cut off lower branches) to allow understory plants to establish or to underplant prior to controlling large trees.
CAUTION: When using any herbicide or pesticide please read the label thoroughly to ensure that all instructions and safety requirements are followed.