Evergreen, spiny shrub. Stems are horizontal, densely hairy and grey/white when young, turning red/brown/dark grey with maturity. Leaves are < 55 x 10 mm. Flowers are white, < 12 mm in diameter and borne in clusters in December – January. Fruit is yellow/orange, < 7 mm in diameter and borne in April – August.
To help protect our environment:
Open forests, forest fragments, scrub, roadsides, wasteland, pasture, open or semi-open habitats.
Seeds dispersed by birds and mammals. Human-mediated dispersal through dumping of garden waste and deliberate plantings.
Restructures woody plant communities and acts as a nurse plant for privet.
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.