Semi-deciduous shrub < 3 m tall. Leaves are < 20 x 8 cm. Flowers are small, purple/pink/white and borne in conical clusters in December – April.
To help protect our environment:
Disturbed habitats, riparian and forest margins, riverbeds, landslides, cliffs, regenerating forest, plantations, roadsides, wasteland.
Seeds dispersed by wind and water. Vegetative spread from suckering. Human-mediated dispersal through dumping of garden waste and deliberate plantings.
Forms dense thickets, displaces co-occurring species and alters vegetation composition and succession.
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.