Our Shire is undergoing an infestation of Barleria Repens. This attractive, scrambling creeper is a garden escapee that just does too well in our Shire. It has all the hall marks of a weed that is difficult to control:
- lots of small seed that is easily blown by wind
- seed is propelled explosively from the plant
- no known pests or diseases
- tolerates a wide range of soil and conditions
- forms dense thickets that exclude native plants
Also known as Coral Creeper, it is originally from Africa.
Its very important that we get control of this plant before it becomes endemic and impossible to control.
If you find it, pull it out and dispose of it in the wheely bin. Do not compost or take to council green waste.
Spread the word, not the weed!