We provide Japanese Knotweed control services in Surrey and Sussex.
What is it?
Japanese Knotweed is a perennial invasive plant with rapid annual growth that spreads easily, overwhelming other plants. It’s formed of hollow bamboo like stems, up to 3 metres in height, that are green with red/purple flecks in Spring/Summer. The canes typically form dense clumps. The leaves are lush green, shovel shaped up to 12cm long. Cream/White clusters or flowers form on the tops of most stems between August and October. In Autumn, the flowers and leaves fall away, resulting in just the tall stems that will break down naturally. In Spring the rhizome sends up new shoots to form new canes. The rhizome can be 3 metres deep and extend 7 meters wide making this a difficult plant to eradicate.