Shrub Weeds

Giant Devil’s Fig

Solanum chrysotrichum

Toxic to humans stock and wildlife
  • Family Solanum
  • Origin Central America
  • Habit Tall perennial woody shrub, 3-4 metres high with thorns similar to a rose plant and long distinct rusty coloured hairy stems and petioles
  • Leaves Broad ovate lobed leaves that finish in a distinct point, hairy below
  • Flowers Autumnn to Spring, star shaped on branched white inflorescenses and yellow anthers, hairy outer surface
  • Fruit Yellow or orange yellow, globular
  • Roots Might need care with control of root system of larger individuals if attempting manual removal
  • Dispersal Bats, birds
  • Control Hand pull individual plants and small infestations taking care to avoid thorns. Stem injection and Cut/Paint technique for larger specimens. Check for off label permit for herbicide

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