Shrub or small tree < 5 m tall, produces latex. Leaves are < 20 cm long and turn red in cooler months. Flowers are borne in racemes < 17 cm long in September – November. Fruit is fleshy, bivalved and < 1 cm in diameter.
To help protect our environment:
Roadsides, scrubland, regenerating forest, forest gaps and margins, plantations, coastal areas, gardens, disturbed sites.
Seeds dispersed by birds, gravity and water. Human-mediated dispersal through contaminated machinery.
Displaces native plant species in scrubland, regenerating bush, pine forest and coastal ecosystems.
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.