About getting rid of Virginia Creeper
The first time I ever saw Virginia Creeper was at the Evangeline memorial in Nova Scotia. It was fall and Virginia Creeper covered the walls of the chapel with vibrant red fall leaves. It was also the first time IÂd seen deep herbaceous borders at the height of their fall bloom. I wanted both.
Be careful what you wish for.
I now have Virginia Creeper. It comes up easily thanks to avian deposition with just the right amount of fertilizer.
I have Virginia Creeper in two rose beds. One with my large polyanthas. The other with Hybrid Musks, Pauls Himalayan Musk, Heiderloslein and assorted bulbs at the base of a mature walnut tree.
In neither bed is it possible to dig the VC out. Too much root competition. Too much potential damage to established roses.
I am afraid of using systemic herbicides; weÂve lost some roses due to root to root transmission of herbicides among woody plants.
Aside from just cutting the VC back time after time after time, has anyone got a secret to getting rid of this otherwise lovely vine?