Rhaphiolepis / Sexton's Bride

Family:
Rosaceae
Origin:
Asia

General description

Perennial shrub < 3 m tall. Flowers are white with pink/red stamens and sepals and are borne in inflorescences in July – December. Fruit is fleshy, dark purple/black and ripens in March – April.

What you need to know

To help protect our environment:

  • You must not breed, distribute, release or sell rhaphiolepis/sexton's bride within the Auckland region.
  • You must not plant rhaphiolepis/sexton's bride within the Auckland region, unless you are transferring an existing plant on your land to another location within the boundaries of the same property.
  • You must destroy any rhaphiolepis/sexton's bride on land that you occupy if it has been planted in breach of the above rules and you are directed to do so by an authorised person.
Auckland Council will control rhaphiolepis/sexton’s bride at all sites within the Aotea/Great Barrier Island group where it is known to occur.

If you see rhaphiolepis/sexton’s bride anywhere on Aotea/Great Barrier Island group, please report it to Auckland Council at pestfree@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz.

Coastal urban and cliff habitats, roadsides, cemeteries, hedgerows, gardens.

Seeds dispersed by birds.

Displaces native vegetation in coastal areas.

Site Management

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.

Recommended approaches

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.

Physical control

Method: Dig out

Plant parts requiring disposal: Seeds

Disposal options: Remove to greenwaste or landfill if practical

Biocontrol

Biocontrol is currently not available for this species.

Community agrichemical control recommendations

No qualifications
Cut stump and paste freshly cut base of seedlings with glyphosate gel
Foliar spray with 100ml glyphosate green per 10L of water

Certified Handler/Experienced agrichemical user
Foliar spray with 100ml glyphosate green per 10L of water and 20ml penetrant

CAUTION: When using any herbicide or pesticide please read the label thoroughly to ensure that all instructions and safety requirements are followed.

Search tags

RPMP status


Aotea (Eradication)
Whole region (Sustained Control)
Hauraki Gulf Controlled Area Notice pest
Rhaphiolepis / Sexton's bride - Main species image