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Zone PA4 0BA | anthony.quigley@gmail.com added on June 5, 2018 | Answered

I recently moved house and acquired a pant growing up a fence which the output owner told me was a Fallopia. It grows very vigorously over the fence and is attractive. I have now been told that it is a Japanese knotwood. Is this correct and, if so, should I have it removed?

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BushDoctor
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Answered on June 5, 2018

I wouldn't possibly be able to identify this without a picture. If you can include one, then I will be more than glad to help.

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MichiganDot
Answered on June 5, 2018

Japanese knotweed must be removed by someone who knows how to do it correctly. It spreads aggressively and the roots have been known to damage concrete and asphalt. Without a picture, an ID isn't possible but there are many images on the internet. To be clear, Japanese Knotweed is not a vine; your comment that it grows "over the fence" sounds like vine which brings the correct ID into question. Can you attach a photo?

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