How to remove roots of Giant Bird of Paradise

canicciJune 11, 2012

We've removed 3 clumps of Giant Bird of Paradise as interfering with house/wall. These plants are well over 7 years old - previous owner planted them. We want to replant in one area and put in patio over the other clumps.

We're digging and hacking away at the roots, but there's just so much of it. Any advice for how to get it all out. I don't want new cannas to interfere with new plants or the new patio.

Thanks.

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garyfla_gw(10 Florida)

Hi
If you mean white bird of paradise they tend to spead rather than go deep But will still require a lot of diggin and hacking NOw if you mean Travelers palm the real GIANT
I eneded up with a hole 8 feet deep and it still resprouted for several years I'd sure recommend some kind of power equipment. I hired a bobcat for the travelers . gary

    Bookmark   June 11, 2012 at 4:17AM
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canicci

It's the white bird of paradise. I'll keep digging.
I've read I need to get out every single root, that is going to take some time!

Thanks.

    Bookmark   June 11, 2012 at 11:29AM
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gotsomerice(Sunset 23)

I am trying to get rid of mine too. After a year it's still coming back. Just have to keep digging it out.

    Bookmark   June 12, 2012 at 1:39PM
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