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JAPANESE KNOTWEED
Species Fallopia japonica Height To 3m Leaves Alternate rounded triangular to sharp point Up to 200mm long Flower Creamy white in loose, branched spikes Seeds To 5mm heart shaped winged (sterile)

3m 2.75m 2.5m 2.25m 2m 1.75m 1.5m 1.25m

WHAT IS IT?
Japanese knotweed is one of the most invasive plants in the UK. It grows rapidly (over 1.5m in a month) and spreads easily by stem fragments and rhizomes (underground creeping stems).

WHAT DAMAGE DOES IT CAUSE?
It can damage buildings, structures and roads. It can block drains and waterways leading to flood damage. It reduces biodiversity and dominates native plants. It prevents property sales, remortgaging and development until it is eradicated.

WHAT DOES IT LOOK LIKE?

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KEY FEATURES
1 Shield shape leaf 2 Creamy coloured flowers (late summer) 3 Zig Zag reddish stems, turning green lower down

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JAPANESE JAPANESE KNOTWEED SPRING/SUMMER KNOTWEED
3m 2.75m 2.5m 2m 1.75m 1.5m 1.25m 2.25m

SPRING

Species Fallopia japonica Height To 3m Leaves Alternate rounded triangular to sharp point Up to 200mm long Flower Creamy white in loose, branched spikes Seeds To 5mm heart shaped winged (sterile)

WHAT IS IT?
Japanese knotweed is one of the most invasive plants in the UK. It grows rapidly (over 1.5m in a month) and spreads easily by stem fragments and rhizomes (underground creeping stems).

WHAT DAMAGE DOES IT CAUSE?
It can damage buildings, structures and roads. It can block drains and waterways leading to flood damage. It reduces biodiversity and dominates native plants. It prevents property sales, remortgaging and development until it is eradicated.

WHAT DOES IT LOOK LIKE?

SUMMER ER

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KEY FEATURES
1 Shield shape leaf 2 Creamy coloured flowers (late summer) 3 Zig Zag reddish stems, turning green lower down

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JAPANESE KNOTWEED AUTUMN/WINTER JAPANESE KNOTWEED
3m 2.75m 2.5m 2m 1.75m 1.5m 1.25m 2.25m

AUTUMN

Species Fallopia japonica Height To 3m Leaves Alternate rounded triangular to sharp point Up to 200mm long Flower Creamy white in loose, branched spikes Seeds To 5mm heart shaped winged (sterile)

WHAT IS IT?
Japanese knotweed is one of the most invasive plants in the UK. It grows rapidly (over 1.5m in a month) and spreads easily by stem fragments and rhizomes (underground creeping stems).

WHAT DAMAGE DOES IT CAUSE?
It can damage buildings, structures and roads. It can block drains and waterways leading to flood damage. It reduces biodiversity and dominates native plants. It prevents property sales, remortgaging and development until it is eradicated.

WHAT DOES IT LOOK LIKE?

WINTER

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KEY FEATURES
1 Shield shape leaf 2 Creamy coloured flowers (late summer) 3 Zig Zag reddish stems, turning green lower down

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JAPANESE KNOTWEED
March April May

JAPANESE KNOTWEED LIFE CYCLE
June July August

3m 2.75m October September 2.5m 2.25m 2m 1.75m 1.5m 1.25m
2m 1.75m 1.5m
Flowers Alternating leaves e Arching stems Brown outer skin e on stem peels Rem mains of flowers fl

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December

January

February

2.5m

2.5m 2.25m

2.25m

Species Fallopia japonica 2mHeight To 3m Leaves Alternate rounded triangular to sharp point Up to 200mm long 1.75m Flower Creamy white in loose, branched spikes
1.5m

Seeds To 5mm heart shaped winged (sterile)

1.25m 1m 0.75m

1.25m 1m 0.75m

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WHAT IS IT?

Red stems lighter shades

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WHAT DAMAGE DOES IT CAUSE?
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WHAT DOES IT LOOK LIKE?
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IF YOU THINK YOU HAVE DISCOVERED JAPANESE KNOTWEED ON OR NEAR YOUR PROPERTY:
DO know what Japanese knotweed looks like! Being able to identify it in all seasons will help you remain vigilant and spot potential infestations on your property quickly.

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DON’T add to compost! All cut Japanese knotweed must be separately stockpiled to ensure the material is completely dead before applied to land. DON’T dump! Japanese knotweed is classed as controlled waste and must be disposed of at authorised facilities. It is illegal to allow Japanese knotweed to spread in the wild and if disposed of incorrectly you may be liable to prosecution under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981. DON’T delay! Every day that passes without taking action or carrying out effective methods of control, Japanese knotweed becomes better established and harder to eliminate. Contact Invasive Weeds Agency Ltd and we will be able to give you clear and practical advice to successfully rid your property of Japanese knotweed!

DO restrict access to the affected area; even small infestations can spread rapidly if disturbed! DO respect the environment! Chemicals used to control Japanese knotweed can be harmful so unless you’re qualified to use herbicides then leave it to the experts! DON’T damage! Fragments of Japanese knotweed stem material can create new shoots and roots, further spreading the infestation.

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KEY FEATURES

DON’T uproot! Disturbing the ground were Japanese knotweed is leaf 1 Shield shape growing can expose the plants underground rhizomes. Tiny fragments of this material weighing as little as 0.7g can easily be carried on clothing, 2 Creamy coloured flowers (late summer) footwear and tools to later fall and generate new Japanese knotweed growth. 3 Zig Zag reddish stems, turning green lower down

WINTER

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