Evergreen shrub or small tree < 7 m tall. Twigs are four-ribbed and wrinkled when dry. Leaves are oval, finely serrated, glossy and opposite. Flowers are small, green and borne in clusters. Seed capsules are round, pink and fleshy.
To help protect our environment:
Disturbed forest and shrubland, coastal shrub, bare land, forest margins, cliffs.
Seeds dispersed by birds, water, soil movement and possibly possums.
Forms dense stands and is assumed to exclude native plants and prevent seedling recruitment.
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.