Aromatic, prickly shrub < 3 m tall. Flowers are small, pink/yellow/orange and borne in inflorescences. Fruit is blue/black and borne in berry-like clusters.
To help protect our environment:
Coastal scrubland, cliffs, foreshores, consolidated dunes, forest margins, grassland, wasteland, plantations, gardens.
Seeds dispersed by birds.
Potential to alter vegetation structure in open or low-stature plant communities. Reduces pasture productivity and is toxic to livestock.
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.
Do not attempt to undertake control of this species in rural areas. Please report to Auckland Council.
CAUTION: When using any herbicide or pesticide please read the label thoroughly to ensure that all instructions and safety requirements are followed.