Taiwan cherry is here defined as all Prunus campanulata cultivars, except the sterile cultivars ‘Mimosa’ and ‘Pink clouds’.
Deciduous tree < 8 m tall. Leaves are < 13 x 6 cm and serrated. Flowers are bell-shaped, pink/deep red and borne in July – September. Fruits are shiny, scarlet cherries < 1.2 x 1 cm.
To help protect our environment, from 1 September 2022:
Forest, canopy gaps, forest and riparian margins, roadsides.
Seeds dispersed by birds. Vegetative spread from suckers. Human-mediated dispersal through dumping of garden waste, deliberate plantings.
Likely to displace native plants in native forests. May reduce plant functional diversity in invaded forests.
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.