Shrub or small tree. Leaves are < 15 x 5 cm, elliptic and undulate. Flowers are white and fragrant. Fruit is orange, two-valved and < 1.5 cm in diameter.
To help protect our environment:
Pasture, roadsides, coastal bluffs and cliffs, open scrubland, forest.
Seeds dispersed by birds.
Reduces native plant species richness and cover. Potential to impact genetic diversity of native Pittosporum spp. through hybridisation.
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.
Do not attempt to undertake control of this species on Aotea/Great Barrier Island group. Please report to Auckland Council if seen on Aotea/Great Barrier Island group.
CAUTION: When using any herbicide or pesticide please read the label thoroughly to ensure that all instructions and safety requirements are followed.