Small erect shrub (2-5 m tall), grey green opposite leaves (5-20 cm long, width <9 cm). Red (or sometimes white) trumpet-like flowers in hanging, terminal clusters, followed by cylindrical dark-purple berries.
Track and stream sides, forest margins, disturbed and intact forest.
Bird dispersed fruit
Forms dense thickets replacing native species. Very shade tolerant.
1. Remove all seedlings and mulch.
2. Dig out larger plants.
Caution: when using any herbicide or pesticide PLEASE READ THE LABEL THOROUGHLY to ensure that all instructions and safety requirements are followed.