virginia creeper

josie869(z6 NJ)February 26, 2005

Any one have an idea how to kill virginia creeper?

I have tried cuttin the main artery but it just keeps coming back and taking over my yard.

Thanks

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birdgardner(NJ/ 6b)

kill it a lot.

wait until it puts up tender growth in the spring. sever the stems and paint the cut end with round up. You can put the Roundup in a sponge top bottle (for moistening stamps). Repeat as necessary.

Or you could keep it. I have it under my pines and I like it there - it's a nice ground cover. maybe once a year I have to pull it off the rhododendrons, not too aggressive.

    Bookmark   February 26, 2005 at 1:04PM
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josie869(z6 NJ)

I have tried round up, didn't work
any other suggestions?

    Bookmark   February 26, 2005 at 1:58PM
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steve_nj(7-a)

Pull and dig!

    Bookmark   February 26, 2005 at 9:01PM
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Annie_nj(z6b)

Pull and dig
Pull and dig
Pull and dig...

    Bookmark   March 1, 2005 at 1:22PM
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lpcat(Z7 SJ)

This is one of the hardest plants I've tried to get rid of. I currently have a 4 year old patch which has been pulled and dug every month it's been warm enough to garden for 3 years...... I'll let you know if it still comes up this spring. Good luck and (hopefully) good riddance!!

    Bookmark   March 7, 2005 at 9:50PM
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Jiminy_Cricket(z6 NJ)

I heard this once regarding vine removal: Try submerging new growth in bottles of herbicide (like round-up) for several days/ weeks. Use old jars or Coke bottles, fill them up, and stick the branch in. Hold the branch in place with a hole in the lid and/ or aluminum foil. The natural capillary action of the plant (which it uses to deliver water from the roots) should distribute the herbicide to the roots and kill the plant.

    Bookmark   March 15, 2005 at 2:17PM
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josie869(z6 NJ)

oh that sounds like a great idea. I will try that. Thanks to everyone who responded.

    Bookmark   March 15, 2005 at 8:24PM
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jammie711

I am going to try this because my virginia creeper is choking out everything and destroying by fence. I do have one worry and that is my two dogs. I will have to stop them from going near the chemical. But I am very excited to go home and try this. I have pulled and dug for so long I was just about ready to give up! I hope it works! I guess we will see. Wish me luck.

    Bookmark   March 6, 2006 at 11:44AM
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rothwood(z7 NJ)

The best way to kill Virginia Creeper is to try to grow it as an ornamental vine. Once you convince it that it is not a weed, it will die!

    Bookmark   March 11, 2006 at 5:33PM
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srosso(z6 NY)

is there anything similar to virginia creeper which is not invasive. i'm trying to cover a large wooden garage. i prefer it to be fast growing, evergreen would be nice, but not essential. self-supporting would be grand. thanks!!

    Bookmark   December 14, 2006 at 4:58PM
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axeman(7)

"is there anything similar to virginia creeper which is not invasive. i'm trying to cover a large wooden garage. i prefer it to be fast growing, evergreen would be nice, but not essential. self-supporting would be grand. thanks!!"

Me, I like Virginia Creeper for that kind of thing. :) It gets around but not all that quickly, and I dont find it hard to remove from where I dont want it.

    Bookmark   February 3, 2007 at 10:19PM
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steve_nj(7-a)

Hydrangea petiolaris (climbing hydrangea), Schizophragma, and Decumaria barbara are attractive, clinging, deciduous vines. Bignonia capreolata is clinging and evergreen.

    Bookmark   February 4, 2007 at 8:11PM
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jerusalemcherry(Dunellen, NJ)

There is one Virginia Creeper plant that grows too slow to be invasive. Its called Variegated Virginia Creeper.. The cultivar and/or variety is called Star Showers.

This plant has green & white leaves, its very showy. It can be found in local plant nurseries or if you google it. One place that sells it mail order/online... The place is called, Morrison's Home & Garden..They are in Plymouth Mass.. The phone number is 508-746-0970. They were nice to deal with & I got my plants quick.

Here is a link that might be useful: Morrison's Home & Garden

    Bookmark   June 29, 2007 at 9:15AM
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