Densely branched, spiny, evergreen shrub < 6 m tall. Leaves are < 43 x 12 mm. Flowers are cream/purple. Fruit is fleshy and red.
To help protect our environment:
Coastal sites, sand dunes, gravel, cliffs, shrubland, riparian margins, wasteland, roadsides, pasture.
Seeds dispersed by birds, mammals and reptiles.
Inhibits native coastal plant regeneration, ensnares seabirds and impedes access to nesting sites. Spines can become imbedded in bone or soft tissue, causing infection and pseudo-tumours.
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.