Solanum aviculare, poroporo

What a dramatic plant! Solanum aviculare, poroporo, has lush green leaves, purple flowers and dramatic shiny orange berries. And it is a natural contraceptive. Fantastic. Little birds like eating the seeds of solanum aviculare, poroporo, so adding a few to every project is really useful for biodiversity. It’s in the potato and tomato family and can be subject to the dastardly pysllid.

Attracts: Icon for a Plant Hawke's Bay native plant that attracts birds