Do you get questions about which ornamental plant is considered invasive and what alternative plant options are? If so MIPN has created a great resource for you. We call it the Landscape Alternatives brochure. Within the brochure are known invasive plants sold in the ornamental trade industry with alternative species (native and non-native) provided.
This resource has actually been available for several years, and is also available as a mobile App for android and apple products. Recently we have updated this Application to include four additional invasive species (English ivy, Chinese silvergrass (Miscanthus sinensis), porcelainberry, and callery pear) along with 36 recommended alternatives to these species.
To download the App please click on this link here!
The brochure can be purchased from the MIPN website www.mipn.org
Please share this FREE resource to other individuals to limit the purchase (and spread) of invasive plants throughout the midwestern United States!
Mark Renz (President MIPN)