Evergreen or semi-deciduous shrub to small tree, < 5 m tall. Flowers are fragrant, tubular, white with purple/mauve anthers and borne in spring – summer. Fruit is purple/black and ripens in autumn.
To help protect our environment:
Hedgerows, lowland and coastal forest, shrubland, disturbed sites, roadsides, wastelands, wetlands.
Seeds dispersed by birds.
Forms dense stands, displacing native vegetation and preventing seedling establishment. Dominates canopy, altering vegetation structure and diversity. May cause an allergic reaction in some people, often as a cross-reactivity to main allergens.
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.