Site-Led pest plants
These plants are so widespread throughout our region that boundary control by landowners is really the only option.
If your neighbour has any of these pest plants try talking to them first about controlling the offending plant or working with them to try and get rid of it before asking us to get involved.
Your neigbours may not realise that it is a pest plant or that it is a problem to you.
There are two types of pest plants in this category:
When an adjoining landowner lodges a complaint with us, landowners are required to clear the pest plant back to the specified distance from their boundary.
Note: plants marked with an * are subject to Total Control within the Hutt City territorial authority boundary only.
Distance to be cleared
Passiflora mixta, P.mollissima, P.tripartita *
|Cathedral bells Cobaea scandens *||10 metres|
|Gorse Ulex europaeus||
10 metres for productive land
2 metres for human health
|Nodding thistle Carduus nutans||50 metres|
|Old man's beard Clematis vitalba *||10 metres|
|Ragwort Senecio jacobaea||50 metres|
|Variegated thistle Silybum marianum||20 metres|
|Distance to be cleared|
|Blackberry Rubus spp. (barbed cultivars)||2 metres|
|Hemlock Conium maculatum||2 metres|