Trees and Shrubs forum: How to kill a crepe myrtle

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Name: Tara
Tulsa (Zone 7a)
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Zebraduck
Jul 20, 2017 10:54 PM CST
I know, I know. I'm sorry for bringing up a painful subject. But it has to be done. We have several growing in the backyard that I have no issue with. But there's one in a front flowerbed that has to go. I don't want it so close to the house and it's rather out of place there. We tried last year--Cut it all the way down and the husband sprayed it with something (paint? Not sure). But sure enough (as I predicted) it's coming back. And really quickly- about four feet already this spring.

What's the best way to get rid of this girl? At this point it's personal
Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
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porkpal
Jul 21, 2017 6:47 AM CST
Cut it and paint the stump right away with an herbicide; I'd use Remedy.
Porkpal
Name: Tara
Tulsa (Zone 7a)
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Zebraduck
Jul 21, 2017 11:27 AM CST
Awesome, thank you! We'll try that

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