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Japanese Knotweed or Not

Tall treesTall trees Posts: 166

can anyone let me know if this is Japanese Knotweed ?image


  • No, it is Himalayan Balsam. A weed, but easily pulled out by the roots.

  • Tall treesTall trees Posts: 166

    Brill thanks Alan   

  • WelshonionWelshonion Posts: 3,114

    Don't let it seed as it will throw them all over the place.

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 83,847

    It can project its seeds over twenty metres!  it is also causing problems on river banks leading to erosion, and damages the ecology by smothering native plants.

    It's only saving grace is that the seedlings are pretty easy to recognise and pull up once you get used to them.

    Keep it under control image 

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • Tall treesTall trees Posts: 166

    Now I remember the plant, dosnt it pop when you touch the seed, thanks for all your help. 

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