Grows naturally in montane parts of NSW, Victoria, Tasmania and the south island of New Zealand at altitudes up to 1200m.
Dense prostrate shrub or climber forming a dense evergreen cover. Insignificant flowers. Fast growing and spreads by underground stems. Full sun to shade, excellent cover for problem areas, fences, trellises.Needs some control with regular pruning. Frost/drought hardy. Adaptable to most soils.