Low-growing, perennial, climbing, creeping or trailing shrub. Stems are slender and four-sided when young, turning cylindrical and woody with age. Leaves are ovate, opposite, finely toothed, rough on top and hairy underneath. Flowers are pink/purple with white/yellow throats and borne in dense clusters. Fruits are fleshy, green turning pink/red/purple and contain a single pale seed.
Although trailing lantana is not a legally declared pest plant, it may still be invasive in some situations. Consider lower risk alternatives for your garden, such as native plants.
Disturbed sites, open areas, pastures, wasteland, roadsides.
Seeds dispersed by birds and other animals. Vegetative spread from stem fragments. Human-mediated dispersal through dumping of garden waste.
Can form dense infestations. Poisonous 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.
CAUTION: When using any herbicide or pesticide please read the label thoroughly to ensure that all instructions and safety requirements are followed.