Killing Pachysandra

alienkeeper4May 14, 2013

Used Spectracide Weed and Grass Killer several days ago on pachysandra an other items and pachy have changed very little.. I have read somewhere that Spectracide is just a contact killer and will not kill down to the roots as Round-Up but on the label of spectracide it says it kills down to the root. Everything I sprayed is dying except pachysandra and I sprayed it over several times.There might be a slight sign of discoloration and a faint sign of the flower in the center of the plant wilting. Do I go out and buy Round-Up or wait. These pachysandra are very vigorous and have been growing over 30 years in this area.

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Much like English ivy, pachysandra has a waxy coating on its leaves (called the cuticle) that hampers the absorption of herbicides. They do work but not all that efficiently. If you cut back the pachy, exposing the cut stems, the herbicide is able to penetrate the tissue more easily and you should get better and faster results.

    Bookmark   May 14, 2013 at 6:13PM
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ken_mce(zone 4, NY)

Post a "Free Pachysandra" ad on Craigslist. Let other people remove it for you.

    Bookmark   May 19, 2013 at 10:23PM
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