Gunnera invasion

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  1. Carol Ja

    Carol Ja Active Member 10 Years

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    Has any one read that article about Gunnera Tinctoria in New Zealand?
    I had no idea how invasive they were. I'm not growing any, but it was still interesting to see the problems they are having with a plant that many people would like to have. They are talking of banning many of the large leaf varieties including G.Manicata (which I do have).

    www.doc.govt.nz/Publications/004~Sc...search-and-Development-Series/PDF/drds210.pdf

    I realise its a long address, Has anyone heard of the same sort of invasive problems here yet?
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  2. Ron B

    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Wrong climate. Not even fully hardy here.
     
  3. Carol Ja

    Carol Ja Active Member 10 Years

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    Does that apply to the seeds to?
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  4. Daniel Mosquin

    Daniel Mosquin Esteemed Contributor UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Sure, seeds too, if I understand you correctly. The reason for caution in labelling something invasive is that invasiveness tends to be local or regional.

    It's safe to plant locally.
     
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    Carol Ja Active Member 10 Years

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    Still, interesting article, did you read it?
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    Daniel Mosquin Esteemed Contributor UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Had a look at it just now - some amazing (and sad) pictures of its invasiveness along the coasts.
     

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