Shrub or small tree < 6 m tall. Leaves are large, glossy, < 60 cm long and palmate, with 5-10 lobes. Flowers are white and borne in terminal, spherical umbels in March – May. Fruit is black and ripens in early winter.
To help protect our environment, from 1 September 2022, you:
Forests, gullies, gardens, roadsides, rock walls, can grow as epiphyte.
Seeds dispersed by birds. Vegetative spread from suckers.
Forms multi-stemmed thickets, preventing native vegetation regeneration. Can invade intact native bush. Poisonous and allergenic, can cause contact dermatitis.
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.