Deciduous woody perennial vine < 6 m tall. Leaves are heart-shaped, lobed and alternate, with toothed margins. Flowers are small, green-white and borne in clusters. Berries are brightly patterned and coloured red/blue/green/purple/pink/yellow.
Although porcelain berry is not a legally declared pest plant, it may still be invasive in some situations. Consider lower risk alternatives for your garden, such as native plants.
Forest and riparian margins, canopy gaps, open areas, wasteland.
Seeds dispersed by birds and possibly mammals and water. Vegetative spread from layering. Human-mediated dispersal through deliberate plantings.
Can form dense infestations, smothering native vegetation and suppressing seedling recruitment.
Cut and pull vines away from desirable trees and native plants before foliar spraying. 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.