sweet pittosporum (Pittosporum undulatum)
This rapidly growing mainland Australian native tree has shiny, wavy leaves and orange berries. During spring it produces cream bell-shaped flowers in clusters that are beautifully scented. In our bushland, it is invasive. One mature sweet pittosporum in a residential garden can be responsible for the spread of ongoing seedlings into nearby bushland.
Dispersal: The sticky orange-red seeds are spread by birds and animals. The seeds and root fragments are spread in dumped garden waste and soil. It can also sucker.
Control: Handpull or dig out small seedlings. For larger plants, cut and paste. Plant material containing seeds must be bagged and removed. Other plant material can be left to rot on-site.