|Botanical Name||Lycium ferocissimum|
IdentificationDensely branched evergreen shrub, 1-6 m high. Rigid branch spines forming a box-like arrangement. Leaves with minute glandular scales. Flowers July to March.
HabitatsAggressive coloniser of sand dunes, gravel, coastal shrublands and pasture, waste places, roadsides.
Impact to Biota and EcosystemsInvades sand dunes. Often the only woody plants present in these environments. Present at some coastal sites and has been seen on islands. An aggressive invader which should be eradicated where it occurs in low numbers.
Dispersal Routes, Vectors, Infestation SourcesBird dispersed seeds.
Chainsaw and paint the stump with a herbicide mix.
Spray with Glyphosate. Using Penetrant when spraying boxthorn may cause poor results.
Rate - Handgun 1-1.25 litres Glyphosate/100 litres water. Knapsack 100-125 mls Glyphosate/10 litres water.