Also known as:
Origin: South America
Regional Pest Management Plan (RPMP) status
- Not a legally declared pest
Soft woody perennial shrub < 3 m tall. Leaves are ovate, soft, alternate, dark green and covered in fine hairs. Flowers are large, pendulous, trumpet-like, white/pink/apricot, fragrant at night and borne all year round. Fruit is rare.
What you need to know
Although angel’s trumpet is not a legally declared pest plant, it may still be invasive in some situations. Consider lower-risk alternatives for your garden, such as native plants.
Forest and riparian margins, disturbed habitats, wasteland, urban areas.
Seed set is rare. Vegetative spread from cuttings and rhizome fragments. Human-mediated dispersal through dumping of garden waste and deliberate plantings.
Impact on environment
Toxic to animals and humans.
Follow up treated areas 3 times per year. Encourage natural regeneration of native plants or replant treated areas where possible after 2-3 treatments to establish dense ground cover and minimise reinvasion.
Method: Dig out.
Plant parts requiring disposal: All parts.
Disposal options: Remove to greenwaste or landfill.
Biocontrol is currently not available for this species.
Community agrichemical control recommendations
No qualifications: Cut stump and paste freshly cut base of stems with metsulfuron gel. Frill stem and paste fresh cuts with metsulfuron gel.
Caution: When using any herbicide or pesticide please read the label thoroughly to ensure that all instructions and safety requirements are followed.