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What not to plant

This is a list of invasive non-native plants that are commonly sold by garden centres despite their negative impact on the environment. Do not buy! The ones marked with an asterisk are the most aggressive. 

Acer platanoides Norway maple

Aegopodium podagraria* Goutweed

Aesculus hippocastanum Horse-chestnut 

Ajuga reptans*  Creeping bugleweed 

Betula pendula*  European birch

Celastrus orbiculatus* Oriental bittersweet

Convallaria majalis* Lily-of-the-Valley

Coronilla varia*  Crown vetch

Elaeagnus umbellate* Autumn olive

Elaeagnus angustifolia Russian olive

Euonymus alata Winged euonymus 

Euonymus europaeus Spindle-tree

Euphorbia cyparissias Cypress spurge 

Frangula alnus* Glossy Buckthorn 

Impatiens glandulifera* Himalayan balsam

Galium mollugo  White bedstraw

Hedera helix*  English ivy 

Hemorocallis fulva Orange daylily

Lycopus europaeus* Bugleweed 

Lonicera japonica* Japanese honeysuckle

Lonicera tatarica* Tartarian honeysuckle

Lysimachia nummularia Moneywort

Morus alba* White mulberry

Pinus sylvestris  Scots pine

Populus alba White poplar

Rhamnus cathartica Common Buckthorn

Robinia pseudo-acacia Black locust 

Rosa multiflora*  Multiflora rose

Scilla siberica  Scilla

Sedum acre Mossy stonecrop

Salix alba  White willow

Salix x rubens Hybrid willow

Sedum acre  Mossy stonecrop

Syringa vulgaris Lilac

Vinca minor  Periwinkle

Viola odorata  Sweet violet