Daphne Lilac (superba) [Lilac Syringa macrophylla]

Daphne Lilac (superba) [Lilac Syringa macrophylla]Lilac Syringa macrophylla commonly known as Daphne Lilac (superba)

Lilac Syringa macrophylla has similar dense green foliage and heart shaped leaves. You first get the dense green foliage followed by the flowers in Spring which is unlike Japanese knotweed which flowers in later summer early autumn.

However, the flowers are also lilac in colour which differ from the white flowers on knotweed.

Identifying Japanese Knotweed can be difficult with the many look alike plants out there. To learn more about how to identify Japanese Knotweed, click here. 

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