How Fast Does Japanese Knotweed Grow?
Japanese knotweed has become a major issue for many UK property owners. It has been described by the Environment Agency as “indisputably the UK’s most aggressive and invasive plant”. The weed is extremely durable and able to grow practically anywhere, which is why it has spread like wildfire across the country.
If left untreated, Japanese knotweed can have disastrous effects. It can wreak havoc among natural eco-systems by blocking sunlight to other plants, causing them to wither and die. Japanese knotweed can also lead to soil erosion and bring about flooding when it grows on river banks. The persistent nature of the plant and its thick root system means that it’s able to grow through weaknesses in pavements, pipes and even concrete. Japanese knotweed is also capable of damaging the foundations of houses, inflicting thousands of pounds worth of damage on the owners.