Welcome to the Scottish Invasives blog. Invasive non-native species (or INNS) are plants and animals that have been introduced to areas outside their natural range. INNS are currently recognised as one of the greatest threats to biodiversity. The Scottish Invasives blog is intended as an informal forum for those interested in invasive species control. If you wish to contribute, please get in contact. You can click on any of the images to see them at higher resolution.

Monday, 18 October 2010

Two for £8...bargain?!

Look what I came across on sale in Lidl...Rhododenderon...there is no information on the label about what variety it is but from the picture it looks alot like ponticum don't you think???


  1. Can't say for sure if this is ponticum but unfortunately there are still UK outlets selling this particular invasive, despite there being hundreds of alternative rhoddie species which don't pose a threat. Its always worth checking the label and the Highland Rhododendron Project can advise on 'safe' species that will thrive up here.

  2. Meant to ask - Is there legislation that should prevent these species being sold in the shops?