|Botanical Name||Asparagus densiflorus|
DescriptionA dense scrambler with sharp, spiny scales. Flowers are small, pink and develop into red berries. It has Tuberous roots.
Where is it found?Forest margins and hedges, sand dunes.
Why is it a problem?Has the potential to be similar to climbing asparagus which has a capacity to smother forest understory to a height of 2.5 - 5 m; smothers ground cover and can prevent regeneration of canopy species.
How does it spread?May originate from garden rubbish or be distributed by birds.
How do I get rid of it?
Dig out roots.
Spray with Glyphosate + Penetrant.
Rate - Handgun 1 litre Glyposhate + 200 mls Penetrant/100 litres water. Knapsack 100 mls Glyphosate + 20 mls Penetrant/10 litres water.
Spray with Glyphosate.
This plant is prohibited from propagation, sale and distribution within the Bay of Plenty!