Perennial evergreen shrub < 5 m tall, single-stemmed or with several upright branches. Leaves are pinnate, clustered towards the ends of branches and have < 9 cm long, spiky leaflets. Flowers are yellow, held in dense, upright, terminal racemes < 25 cm long and borne in winter. Berries are oval and green, ripening to purple.
To help protect our environment, from 1 September 2021, you:
Forest, forest margins, shrublands.
Seeds dispersed by birds. Vegetative spread from suckering.
Forms thickets, displacing and suppressing native vegetation.
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.