Large shrub or small tree < 12 m tall. Leaves are < 3.5 x 10 cm, glossy, green, oval and pointed. Flowers are white with prominent stamens and are borne in clusters of < 25 in January-July. Fruit is < 20 x 15 mm, purple, glossy and contains one seed.
Although brush cherry 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.
Open forest, scrub, riparian margins, pine plantations, urban areas, roadsides.
Seeds dispersed by birds and soil movement.
May outcompete and displace native plants.
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.