|Botanical Name||Tecomaria capensis|
DescriptionVigorous hedge plant with bright orange flowers, with a strong tendency to ramble if left uncut, and ability to layer itself indefinitely away from the original hedge site.
Where is it found?In the vicinity of old house shelter hedges, in shaded or open conditions, including exposed coastal faces.
Why is it a problem?Very vigorous, dense mass, smothering or replacing native vegetation, in varied habitats ranging from open and exposed to sheltered and partially shaded.
How does it spread?Grows vigorously away from old neglected hedges, layering itself as it spreads, and coping well with very varied conditions as it advances. Discarded hedge clippings may take root in garden rubbish dump sites.
How do I get rid of it?
Cut back, using machinery if access permits. Grub out underground parts by hand or mechanical means.
Any method which ensures that cut pieces do not lie on the ground and regrow.
Use Escort at 5g per 10 litres as an overall spray or stump treat with herbicide.