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Neil 6Neil 6 Posts: 4

Can anyone tell what this plant is, it's root trails along the garden, just under the soil for miles!





  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,160

    It's a cornus but I don't know which species.

    It's seen a lot in council plantings which is where my original cutting came from. 

    tbh I wish I'd never brought it in, for the reason you mention

  • Neil 6Neil 6 Posts: 4
    Many thanks for the info nutcutlet, btw it originally from our neighbours and over grown over the fence and I was worried it might of been Japanese Knotweed!
  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,160

    Compared to JKW this one's no bother at allimage

  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 26,165

    if it's suckering I'd suggest, but only SUGGEST it might be cornus mas.

  • Neil 6Neil 6 Posts: 4
    I've found an image on Google and looks remarkably like Yellow Dog Wood! Which is part of the Cornus family.
  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,160

    I googled Yellow dogwood and it's Cornus flaviramea. I don;'t think it's that or Cornus mas. It's something much more robust and a bit of a thug.

  • Neil 6Neil 6 Posts: 4
    I've pulled up 99% of it and half the lawn! The roots spread across the lawn for about 10 feet! Hopefully we've seen that last of it.I've now got to replace it with a nice shrub that flowers lovely and likes sun/shade. Hardy & bushy, any ideas?
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