What is it?

Japanese Knotweed is an agressive weed that grows at a rapid rate of up to 10cm a day. It's the most invasive plant species in the UK. 

Naturally, Japanese Knotweed is not challenged by anything. Wildlife don't consume it, and it's stronger than other plant species. Therefore, it causes many problems and costs the UK around £166 million every year.

How can I identify Japanese Knotweed?

This plant species can be mistaken for others, so it's important to know how to identify if you have this in your garden.

Japanese Knotweed has shovel-shaped leaves, the small flowers are cream in colour, and the leaves may start to turn yellow.

Can I remove Japanese Knotweed myself?

No. It is important that if you have Japanese Knotweed in your garden, you do not try to get rid of it. Notify us of the problem using our form.

You don't legally have to remove this from your land, unless it's causing a nuisance. However, there is a possibility of being prosecuted if you cause it to spread into the wild.

If you suspect your garden has Japanese Knotweed, please contact our team so we can remove this for you professionally.  Please do not dispose any of this weed in a brown bin or by taking it to the local tip. You can be fined if you're caught doing so.


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