Deciduous woody vine 4.5-6m tall. Heart shaped dark green leaves, either simple or deeply lobed, coarsely toothed along margins. Leaves alternate with tendrils opposite leaves. Clusters of small green-white flowers form multicoloured berries (white, yellow, pastel green, shades of purple and blue).
Riparian habitats, bush edges, and other open or partially shaded disturbed areas
Bird, small mammal and water dispersed seed
Porcelain berry is an ornamental plant in New Zealand but it is not known to have naturalised. It has become a serious invader of the eastern United States. The vine covers and shades out native shrubs and young trees.
This species is included because it is one of the species to be researched in the 2007-2012 Auckland Regional Pest Management Strategy.
Caution: when using any herbicide or pesticide PLEASE READ THE LABEL THOROUGHLY to ensure that all instructions and safety requirements are followed.