sweet pittosporum (Pittosporum undulatum)

Tree to 25 metres high.
Natural Distribution: 
Native to Eastern Australia.

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.