Dense, perennial, deciduous shrub < 3 m tall. Stems are thorny. Leaves are compound, pinnate, glandular, hairy, serrated and release an apple-like fragrance when crushed. Flowers are pink and borne in clusters in spring – summer. Fruits are egg-shaped orange/red hips.
To help protect our environment:
Grassland, pasture, open shrubland, disturbed forest, riparian edges, roadsides, steep slopes, scree fields.
Seeds dispersed by birds and mammals. Vegetative spread from suckers.
Aggressive coloniser of disturbed native vegetation that excludes native plant species. Reduces cover of desirable pasture species and pasture productivity. Can impede stock and farm vehicle movement.
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.