I'm trying to obtain some Japanese knotweed. I'd need a cutting of the
rhizomes. Does anyone know where I may be able to obtain this plant? I
live near Cambridge and would like to pick up some locally.
Japanese knotweed (Fallopia japonica) is one of the more problematical
invasive plants in the UK, and "it is an offence to plant, or otherwise
cause to grow, the species in the wild". Soil containing its rhizomes is
also considered "controlled waste", and must be disposed in restricted
Because of this is it rarely available for sale.
> I'm trying to obtain some Japanese knotweed. I'd need a cutting of the
> rhizomes. Does anyone know where I may be able to obtain this plant? I
> live near Cambridge and would like to pick up some locally.
You do know that it is actually illegal to plant this stuff?
It is also illegal to dig it up plants without the consent of the
landowner. So you not only have to find a wild plant (you have to find
the landowner as well). In the case of Fallopia japonica you also have
to avoid spreading the plant around in the process.
Also, it is relatively scarce in the Cambridge region, compared to the
rest of the country.
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