mirror bush (Coprosma repens)

A shrub to 8 metres high.
Natural Distribution: 
Native to New Zealand.

This dense shrub produces distinctive glossy, green round leaves, and orange berries during summer and autumn. In Taroona, mirror bush is an occasional weed. Most mature plants along the foreshore have long been removed, with the occasional new seedling emerging from seed stored in the ground, or from carried seed from neighbouring gardens.

Dispersal:  Birds and animals, and dumped garden waste.

Control:  Small plants can be hand-pulled. Larger plants must be cut and pasted. Plant material bearing seed must be bagged and removed. Other plant material can be safely left on-site to rot.