Scrambling perennial. Stems are widely branched and < 2 m long. Flowers are small, white and borne in November – December. Berries are purple/black.
To help protect our environment:
Forest, shrubland, coastal cliffs, dunes, hedgerows, gardens.
Seeds probably dispersed by birds. Human-mediated dispersal through dumping of garden waste and deliberate planting.
Potential to smother native vegetation, reducing regeneration and causing canopy collapse. May alter invertebrate communities.
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.