Lantana is a smelly, scrambling, shrubby, poisonous weed. Seeds are spread by birds, and suckering roots allow thickets to remain dense, shading out other plants.
Identify the problem
Branched, smelly, hairy, somewhat prickly perennial shrub up to 3 m tall in warm places. Small, tubular flowers in tight bunches, of variable colour, usually changing from cream or yellow to pink, purplish-pink or rose.
- Spray (summer-autumn, before leaves become brittle) with Weed Weapon Extra Strength, Rapid Action or LawnPro Prickle and Hydrocotyle with Dye & Stick ensuring complete coverage.
- Cut down and paint stumps with Weed Weapon Invade Gel.
- For small patches dig out and dispose of root crowns and rhizomes at a refuse transfer station.