Perennial evergreen woody vine. Stems are < 15 m long. Leaves are ovate to lanceolate, < 50 x 25 mm, often lobed and alternate. Flowers are white, star-shaped and borne in branched terminal inflorescences. Fruits are round, shiny, dark blue-black berries.
Although potato vine is not a legally declared pest plant, it may still be invasive in some situations. Consider lower risk alternatives for your garden, such as native plants.
Forest, forest margins, gardens.
Seeds dispersed by birds. Vegetative spread. Human-mediated dispersal through dumping of garden waste and deliberate plantings.
Can form dense infestations, smothering other vegetation.
Cut and pull vines away from desirable trees and native plants before foliar spraying. 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.