Scrambling shrub up to 2.5 m tall. Leaves pinnate, usually with 3-7 oval stalkless leaflets up to 5 cm long but often much less in the wild. Yellow trumpet-shaped flowers up to 2 cm long in clusters of up to 10 (Jul-Apr). Black fuit (6-8 mm diam).
Fruit spread by birds. Most spread is via dumped vegetation and layering.
Particularly invasive around Golden Bay, where it forms large patches in forest gaps and cliffs, excuding native species.
Not shade-tolerant so plant bared sites to minimise regrowth where possible.
1. Stump paint (5 g metsulfuron/L). Dispose of cut stems.
2. Spray (5 g metsulfuron + 20 ml penetrant/10 L) in summer.
Caution: when using any herbicide or pesticide PLEASE READ THE LABEL THOROUGHLY to ensure that all instructions and safety requirements are followed.