You must try to eradicate it.
I have hear that if a surveyor sees it the mortgage companies can refuse a loan.
People cannot sell their homes.
It can come up through tarmac...concrete ...inside houses.
It cost UK millions to get rid of it before the Opympic games.
It was brought into UK by the Victorians as the flowers are beautiful......but do not let it fool you.
This is a willow. Possibly Salix caprea.
They are the female flowers which have masses of white fluffy seeds.
All trees are better if pruned/coppiced/ cut back when they are dormant with no leaves on them.
Oh dear..I fear it is the dreaded Fallopia japonica...Japanese knotweed.
It may have come from the next door garden.
I hate weed killer..but in this case I make an exception..Glyphosate/Round up...which is taken down through the leaves to the roots and kills it from the bottom up. It is not an instant killer but does work.
It may need re spraying if it re appears.
Do not attemp to dig it out.
Do not put in the compost heap/council green waste.
Even tiny bits will regrow.
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It has the look of an evergreen Prunus.
Maybe one such as Prunus laurocerasus Otto Luyken.
Sorry, but leaves and flowers are not right for Sarcococca.
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Shrub in pic has alternate leaves.... which rules out all Viburnum.Sorry.
Pic to show open flowers would help.
It may be Spiraea japonica Anthony Waterer.
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Shrub ib pic has alternate leaves which rules out all Viburnum.Sorry.
This lovely tree has been around for a long time.
It won the RHS Award of Garden Merit .....AGM as long ago as 1939.
So images on www of mature /adult trees may help you judge what it looks like.
Lioness5...no we haven't got poison ivy here. My sympathy go to you..... it is a horrid plant.
Many common plants over here and USA are poisonous if eaten.... eg. Daffodil bulbs etc etc.
Yes, I would get rid of the Solanum dulcamara.
Sorry..not used to how forums work here.
Made a pig's ear of the above.
I am assuming Lioness is from USA as she talks about poison ivy.
Solanum dulcamara is a problem plant over there which I am familiar with.
I believe the leaves/growth habit are a perfect match.
But if it's not in the UK it could be any number of plants that we don't know about
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