- Evergreen, flowering shrub growing 3 - 12 feet tall;
- Small, pinkish to rose colored flower;
- Small, grape-size, blue-black fruit;
- Gray to olive leaves.
- Bradenton south to Naples;
- Dry, upland areas.
Reasons it should be removed:
- Quickly invades native pinelands;
- Forms dense under story thickets that crowd out native plants;
- Seeds sprout easily.
Method of removal:
- Manual removal of seedlings;
- Chainsaw mature trees and treat stump with commercially available herbicide;
- Follow up visits are necessary to assure removal .
Content updated Date June 18, 2004