Pink Jasmine

Jasminum polyanthum

Fragrant, and attractive, this particular Jasmine is incredibly invasive around Auckland. Somewhat similar in appearance to Star Jasmine (Trachelospermum jasminoides), however they can be told apart fairly easily as the buds on Pink Jasmine are a distinctive pink colour while star jasmine has green buds.

Can act as both a climber and a ground cover, forming long shoots that can form dense masses. It can often be difficult to get rid of as it can form roots from nodes on the shoots and often establishes itself on difficult terrain.

Physical Control

Remove all of the plant material, place into bin liner and dispose of the material carefully at a refuse transfer station (or in areas where you can, by burning all the plant material).

Continue to monitor the area in case any plant material that was missed reshoots.

Chemical Control

Cut stems and apply MetGel. Remove of any plant material removed and dispose of as above. MetGel can travel through the soil and affect nearby plants. If there are plants nearby that you wish to keep use Bamboo Buster instead. More applications may be required.

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