Evergreen, sclerophyllous, < 3 m tall shrub to small tree. Stems are woolly and ribbed when young, become smooth with age. Leaves are smooth, leathery, bright green, irregularly serrated and alternate. Flowers are bright yellow and are produced September – February. Fruit is hard, oval and green ripening to black.
To help protect our environment:
Disturbed sites, coastal fringes.
Seeds dispersed by birds and possums.
Outcompetes native plants in open habitats. Can alter plant community composition through allelopathy and competition, change patterns of nutrient cycling, and promote weeds. Increases fire risk.
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.