HIMALAYAN BALSAM

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What is Himalayan Balsam?

Characteristics of Himalayan Balsam

  • Himalayan Balsam is a large plant, normally reaching 1 to 2 metres in height, although in some cases it can grow as tall as 2.5 metres.
  • The serrated leaves grow along the stem joints either in pairs or whorls of three.
  • The green leaves are long and pointed and typically around 5 to 8 cm in length.
  • You will also note the plant’s visible seed pods which explode when touched.
  • The stems are green in the autumn and turn red towards the end of the year.
  • Between June and October, Himalayan Balsam produces clusters of white, pink and purple flowers with five petals giving it a hooded appearance.
  • The fruit capsules have an explosive opening action, firing seeds in all directions away from the plant.
  • Initially, the seeds are brown and turn black as they mature.
Obligations if you have Himalayan Balsam

Although the roots of the Himalayan Balsam don’t go down as far as Japanese Knotweed, it can still be a difficult weed to get rid of. To ensure a complete eradication, we advise a chemical herbicide applied to the plant.

Himalayan Balsam removal

For help in identifying Himalayan Balsam, you can contact Japanese Knotweed Specialist. Send us a photo and we will provide you with a no-obligation analysis, so you can be sure what your weedy worry is.

For any help in removing Himalayan Balsam or Japanese Knotweed, please contact Japanese Knotweed Specialists.