Posted: 28/03/2015 at 18:54
It does self-seed all over the place, in my garden and in the wild - the birds eat the berries and spread the seeds around. If possible the ideal way to get rid is to chop them down and dig out the roots. I've also had good results from chopping down and treating with stump killer. It's a shrub that's much better in the wild than in a garden in my opinion, although there are some nice cultivars - a purple one and a yellow one. Neither survived in my garden, however.