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Safely Killing Creepers and Suckers with Herbicide

By Eric4home
November 14, 2014

We have a voracious Chinese Wisteria, and sometimes it gets ahead of us. Suddenly it makes an appearance in our Juniper border 20' away, and here's how we safely deal with it. A variation of this technique can be used on Ailanthus.

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Name: Greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
Nov 19, 2014 11:01 PM CST
This was the method we employed when hired to get rid of poison ivy that was growing among the desirable plantings. It takes a while to work and does require monitoring, but it is very effective. Thanks for helping to spread the word and not the weeds! Thumbs up
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Name: Ric Sanders
Dover, Pa. (Zone 6b)
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Eric4home
Nov 21, 2014 10:47 AM CST
Thanks, there is some local PI I will try this on. With the home owners permission of coarse. They have a hedge row where it has reached the height required to flower and setting fruit. If I'm careful I may not contract a dose. On our own property and the one adjacent, I usually just use Ortho PI and woody vine, but using this method may just reach it all. At present the birds eat the berries and spread them. Treating it during the early spring may not effect the birds and still rid us of at least one source. The home owner is a horticulturist and should be amiable to this. I try to please the birds as much as possible, allowing Polk berry and Mullen's to fruit in out of the way places, but PI, I have no tolerance for.
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Name: Greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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Herbs Region: Georgia Region: United States of America Native Plants and Wildflowers Dog Lover Composter
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greene
Nov 21, 2014 3:44 PM CST
We also had the cooperation of the landowner; they agreed that this was the best option.
Sunset Zone 28, AHS Heat Zone 9, USDA zone 8b~~"Leaf of Faith"

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