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.
To help protect our environment:
Coastal urban and cliff habitats, roadsides, cemeteries, hedgerows, gardens.
Seeds dispersed by birds.
Displaces native vegetation in coastal areas.
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.