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How to kill a pokeweed that is next to a holly bush?

Posted by needinfo001 7b (My Page) on
Tue, Aug 26, 14 at 13:12

I have a beautiful carissa holly bush. It is about 4 ft tall and 4 ft wide. About 2-3 feet from the trunk of it there is a pokeweed that is growing.
I had cut it down over a month ago but it is sending up a lot of new growth.
Can i use round up on it without damaging my holly bush?


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RE: How to kill a pokeweed that is next to a holly bush?

The Roundup will only kill what you spray it on. Just make sure it isn't a windy day.


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RE: How to kill a pokeweed that is next to a holly bush?

  • Posted by dbarron Z6/7 (Oklahoma) (My Page) on
    Tue, Aug 26, 14 at 13:24

Or just pull it up...and keep pulling new shoots. It'll be dead by summer next year if you don't let it photosynthesize much.

You could take a shovel or a hoe and cut the crown off of it. That'd probably do it (one time)


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RE: How to kill a pokeweed that is next to a holly bush?

In my experience pokeweed is pretty easy to pull up.

Also, acording to the interwebs, holly, is somewhat salt tolerant, and pokeweed is very salt intolerant. Sprinkle salt water on the leaves of the pokeweed. Try not to get it on the holly's leaves, but if a little gets on it might survive it anyway.


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RE: How to kill a pokeweed that is next to a holly bush?

Use a small spade to dig roots.


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RE: How to kill a pokeweed that is next to a holly bush?

crikey ....

use the very expensive applicator at the link ...

fill with RU ... cut down plant.. drip RU on the stump ...

i will yell .... IT IS NOT A SPRAY THING ...

if you read the label of RU ... it is used.. undiluted.. as a stump killer ... you are killing a stump ...

if it is a huge P ... you will NEVER dig it all up.. unless you are prepared to dig a 3 foot deep hole ... any piece left.. will be back.. even if it takes a year or two ...

return unused RU to properly labeled container ... and rinse out the applicator ... do not store near hot dogs ... lol ...

you can use this system for any tree... shrub... large weed.. and barely use a tablespoon.. since you are using it drop by drop ...

generic RU does the same ...

ken

Here is a link that might be useful: link


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RE: How to kill a pokeweed that is next to a holly bush?

  • Posted by dbarron Z6/7 (Oklahoma) (My Page) on
    Tue, Aug 26, 14 at 14:56

Ken, question for you...does it have to be plochmans? I prefer French's...actually Plochman's isn't available here. >:P


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RE: How to kill a pokeweed that is next to a holly bush?

Contact lens saline bottles also work very well, but you probably will need a funnel to fill them.


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