Japanese knotweed is a rapid growing weed which spreads and overwhelms other garden plants and can cause structural damage to buildings.

It is such a damaging plant that it is controlled by law. It is illegal to allow this weed to spread.

View the Council guide for further information and advice on the control and disposal of Japanese Knotweed

Tips for identifying Japanese Knotweed:

  • green shovel shaped leaves;
  • stem is bamboo like in appearance;
  • produces white flowers around September or October

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