transplanting trumpet vine - Knowledgebase Question

Succasunna, Ne
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Question by juleart
February 25, 2010
Hi, I have a trumpet vine very close to my house. Although beautiful, it is very invasive and is growing under my sidewalk and other places I don't want it to. It grows along my house & leaves sucker marks.I want to move it to the backyard. I'm worried about the roots that are left. I don't want it growing a new plant. Any suggestions? Thanks

Answer from NGA
February 25, 2010
I'd move the plant now so it can establish itself this spring. The remaining roots may very well sprout so you'll need to keep an eye out for new sprouts. If you keep them cut down to ground level as soon as they emerge, you'll eventually starve the roots and they will stop sprouting. If they are persistent, you may have to resort to cutting them down to ground level and immediately painting full strength Round Up on the cut ends. The herbicide will be translocated down to the root and kill it off. Best wishes with your landscape.

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