Large shrub or small tree < 6 m tall. Leaves are smooth, oval and < 5 cm long. Flowers are white and borne in January – March. Fruit is round, 2 cm in diameter and green, ripening to dark purple/red in June – August.
To help protect our environment, from 1 September 2021, you:
Forest, shrub, gardens, plantations.
Seeds dispersed by birds and mammals. Vegetative spread from suckering.
Can form monocultures and invade intact native forest vegetation. Reduces native recruitment and restructures the vegetation profile of forests. May exacerbate impacts from animal pests such as possums and feral pigs by providing an important food source.
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.