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Is this Japanese Knotweed?

Not Japanese Knotweed! At Beckenham
Not Japanese Knotweed! At Beckenham
Not Japanese Knotweed! At Beckenham
Not Japanese Knotweed! At Beckenham
Not Japanese Knotweed! At Beckenham
Not Japanese Knotweed! At Beckenham

 

 

I am often asked how to identify Japanese Knotweeed.  Here is a photo of Russian Vine – it looks a little like Japanese Knotweed, but the main differences are as follows –

 

It’s a vine – Japanese Knotweed is more like bamboo as the stems shoot upwards, not twisting and turning like a vine.

The stem is red  – The stems of Japanese Knotweed are green and can be specked red. Where the leaves come off from the stem/branch is red but it is Ziz-zag in appearance.

The leaves – generally Japanese Knotweed leaves are much broader and wider.

Flowers – Japanese Knotweed flowers are generally less white, but yes.. white!

Still unsure?  Then feel free to email me at info@longfieldknotweed.com with a photo or two and I will do my best to confirm if its  Japanese Knotweed!

I’ve never been so excited to receive a car sticker!

Longfield Knotweed Solutions is now a provisional member of the Property Care Association!! Very exciting as this confirms that the company has met the professional industry standards for Japanese Knotweed control and eradication and ensure that we continue to work to these standards!

Property Care Association van sticker at Crawley
Property Care Association sticker on van at Crawley

Do like to see the hard work last year paid off!

Stem injection of Japanese Knotweed can be very effective way of controlling the beast.

I carried out one visit of stem injection and sprayed the small stems over a few months last year.

This year as the infestation is not too old… there are no signs of any regrowth!

One very happy customer in Croydon

Dead infestation of Japanese Knotweed South London
Dead infestation of Japanese Knotweed South London

Japanese Knotweed Flowering, West Wickham

 

You have to admit it is a lovely flower.  Don’t worry its rarely spread in this country by pollen in the flowers.  Its spread either through cutting down the stems and not disposing of it in a safe manner or digging up the roots and again not disposing of it in a safe manner.

Japanese Knotweed Flowering, West Wickham
Japanese Knotweed Flowering, West Wickham

Japanese knotweed control in Kent and South-East London