Sweet Pea Bush or Shrub shades out other coastal species and spreads easily.
Sweet Pea Shrub or Bush (Polygala myrtifolia) invades our coasts by shading out our low growing coastline shrubs. They produce seed that is long lived and can grow under most conditions including poor sandy and rocky places. Its seed is spread through moving water and soil.
Sweet Pea Shrub is in our Dirty Dozen because it dominates our low growing coastline species, threatening our native shrubs, grasses and ground-covers.
How you can help…
You can remove them by pulling them out or apply a cut and paste herbicide (MetSulfuron Methyl). See more information on the below links on dilution and please always read the instructions on the label and wear protective clothing.
If you are in the Tutukaka area and need help or access to herbicide please contact us text 022 526 1972 or email firstname.lastname@example.org – our team of weed surveyors and slayers are only too happy to assist!
For more information check out Weedbusters (click here)