Climbing spindle berry (RPMP 2018)

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Climbing spindle berry (RPMP 2018)

Climbing spindleberry leaves.
Climbing spindleberry in fruit.

Climbing spindle berry is subject to an Eradication programme as part of the Regional Pest Management Plan 2018. It has a very limited distribution and density and the long term goal is to eradicate the very small number of infestations in Marlborough.

Marlborough District Council and/or the Department of Conservation will carry out all the control work required for this pest at no cost to the landowner. Sites are visited by biosecurity staff at regular intervals to ensure all infestations are controlled before they seed, ensuring the infestations are maintained at very low levels.

Climbing spindle berry is also an unwanted organism under the Biosecurity Act 1993 given it is on the National Pest Plant Accord list of species banned from sale, propagation, distribution or commercial display.

Go to the National Pest Plant Accord list

Should you see this plant please report it immediately to the Marlborough District Council who will arrange for its control.

Other links

See how this programme is tracking

Go to the Smart Map of recorded climbing spindleberry distribution

Go to the Weedbusters website for further information, control tips and images