Japanese Knotweed Identification in Ardoch

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We are specialists in the identification of Japanese Knotweed plants and we'll advise you on the best ways to remove the knotweed in Ardoch if necessary.

If you think you have knotweed in your garden or around your property and require Japanese knotweed identification in Ardoch G82 5 make sure to get in contact with our team today.

We have worked in the industry for a number of years and all of our professional team have expert knowledge regarding the knotweed plant.

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You can find out more about the identification service we offer by simply calling this number above or filling in our contact form.

Once we receive your enquiry we will respond at the earliest opportunity to identify the knotweed plant and discuss what needs to be done to remove and prevent the knotweed from growing back.

How to Identify Japanese Knotweed 

If you're interested to know how to identify Japanese Knotweed it is a good idea to look out for the following things:

  • Green, heart-shaped leaves.

  • Japanese Knotweed grows to 2-3m high.

  • Bamboo like stems with dark red or purple speckles. Mature Japanese Knotweed canes are hollow, resemble bamboo stems and can be snapped easily.

  • Zig-zag leaf pattern due to the leaves growing from the stems.

  • Cream, white cluster of flowers.

There are a number of things you can look out for when identifying Japanese Knotweed. Our professionals know just what to look for during the identification process.

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If you're looking for experts closest to you or within surrounding areas, our experts can help - since we work nationwide we'll have a specialist nearby who can come and investigate your property for unwanted weed.

We'll then get our local specialists to remove or treat the plant to ensure you don't undergo any further problems.

Japanese Knotweed Characteristics

We have listed the main Japanese Knotweed characteristics to look out for:

  • Flowers – Japanese Knotweed flowers tend to be cream-white in colour and form clusters. The flowers will usually bloom very late summer (August/September).

  • Height – Typically grows to 2m but can grow up to 3m in height.

  • Leaves – Japanese Knotweed leaves are usually light green with red or purple flecks. They are known to have a heart or shovel-shaped leaf with a pointed tip and shoot out from nodes in a zig-zag pattern. New Japanese Knotweed leaves are rolled up with dark red veins whereas mature leaves can grow up to 20cm.

  • Stem – Japanese Knotweed stems grow in a zig-zag pattern and are green with purple and red speckles. The hollow stems grow to 2-3 metres in height.

  • Roots – Roots to this plant are also known as a Japanese Knotweed rhizome. The outside is dark brown, inside is orange/yellow. It can grow 3m deep and between 2m to 7m horizontally.

How is Japanese Knotweed Identified?

Japanese Knotweed is usually identified by its creamy white flowers.

The Japanese knotweed flowers tend to bloom between August and September. Japanese Knotweed flowers appear by late summer or early Autumn and will normally be lengthy clusters and be either creamy-white or pale pink flowers.

Japanese Knotweed flowers are also known as spikes. The length of the knotweed flowers is usually 10cm.

This knotweed has green, heart-shaped leaves or spade-shaped leaves that can grow up to 200mm long. Japanese Knotweed stems of the plant are green with red spots further down; the Japanese Knotweed plants can grow up to 3m tall.

Japanese Knotweed roots are also known as rhizomes. The Japanese Knotweed rhizome will have an orange tinge when cut and this is another way to identify knotweed.

Knotweed does not tend to produce viable seeds, although this is possible.

Japanese knotweed in Ardoch is a plant that many people identify incorrectly, however, there are a few things that help the unwanted weed stand out from other plants.

What Does Japanese Knotweed Look Like?

Japanese Knotweed will look different depending on the time of year.

Young knotweed shoots tend to be brown with speckles of dark green, whereas a more mature plant will tend to have pale green leaves with purple or pink veins.

In Summer you may notice the Japanese Knotweed flowers. These are small creamy white flowers white and are clusters growing on the plant. 

However Japanese Knotweed in Spring may be recognised by the new shoots. New Japanese Knotweed generally looks like asparagus spears - red or dark green in colour.

In Autumn, the Japanese Knotweed leaves turn yellow and some start to wilt. Then in Winter the Japanese Knotweed leaves die and drop off the knot weed leaving dark brown, brittle canes.

If you're interested to find out more about the appearance of Japanese Knotweed please get in touch with our professionals now.

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We can discuss various things which make can make the knot weed stand out when compared to other plants. Simply fill in our enquiry box now and we will provide you with more information on what Asian knot weed looks like.

Identifying the Weed Infestation in Ardoch

As experts when it comes to identifying the weed infestation in Ardoch G82 5 we know exactly what to search for.

Our specialists can offer professional identification services to ensure you get the best identification. Being experts within the industry, you can be certain that our identifications are correct.

If you've got any questions on how to recognise Japanese knotweed, please do not be worried to contact us.

Do you Think you can Identify Japanese Knotweed?

If you think you have identified Japanese Knotweed, then you could take a photo and send it to us and we can arrange to come and check this for you.

Our professionals are happy to answer any queries you have, just fill out our enquiry form with all of your details and concerns and we'll respond as soon as possible.

Japanese Knotweed Solutions Near Me

There are a number of people who search for 'Knotweed solutions near me' and it is clear that they want someone to come and identify and carry out Japanese Knotweed removal in Ardoch.

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Our team of specialists can offer our assistance and help you find a solution to the plant's growth. If you've got any concerns about plant infestation nearby your property, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Simply fill in the contact box and we will respond.

Types of Knotweed

There are different types of Knotweed plants. The four main types of closely related species include:

  • Giant Knotweed (Giant knotweed is also known as Reynoutria sachalinensis, Fallopia sachalinensis).

  • Himalayan Knotweed (Persicaria Wallichii).

  • Dwarf Japanese Knotweed (Dwarf knotweed is also known as Reynoutria Japonica var).

  • Compacta (Fallopia Japonica var).

Giant knotweed is a hybrid plant that is similar to Japanese Knotweed but much bigger.

Dwarf knotweed is small and will only reach 1-1.8m in height.

A lot of the hybrid plants usually have crinkled edges and a leathery texture, compared to the Japanese Knotweed leaf which has a zig zag pattern.

What can be Mistaken for Japanese Knotweed?

There is a variety of plants mistaken for Japanese Knotweed. Below is some which are commonly mistaken for this weed:

  • Russian Vine

  • Himalayan Balsam

  • Himalayan Honeysuckle

  • Woody Shrubs & Trees

  • Houttuynia

  • Ornamental Bistorts

  • Lesser Knotweed (Persicaria campanulata)

  • Broadleaved Dock

  • Bindweed

  • Bamboo

  • Horsetail

  • Buckwheat

Getting a positive identification of the suspect plant is important and this is where our team of specialists can help. We will look into a range of factors, including the leaf shape, zig zag growth pattern, height and flowers.

Russian Vine is a climbing plant and so is Hedge Bindweed, whereas knotweed is not known as a climbing plant.

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If you would like more information on Japanese knotweed identification in Ardoch G82 5 please complete our enquiry form or call us today and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

We will be more than happy to answer any questions or queries you may have so please don't hesitate to get in touch now.

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