Evergreen shrub or small tree < 8 m tall. Branches are covered in reddish hairs. Leaves are shiny leathery, narrow, < 11 cm long, alternate and aromatic. Flowers are yellow and borne on a short spike. Fruit is red/purple/black and appears warty.
To help protect our environment:
Forest, open areas, shrubland, forest margins, lava fields, cliffs, pasture, disturbed sites, roadsides.
Seeds dispersed by birds and other animals.
Can form dense colonies and displace native species. Nitrogen fixer.
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.