How to Remove Natal Plum?

donnainencinitasApril 28, 2010


The previous owner of my new home planted several Natal Plums along the border of the front yard, next to the sidewalk.

They were overgrown, and I would like to 'do-over' much of the landscape anyway.... So I want to remove them.

I have about 30' - 40' length hedge of Natal Plum with volunteers spreading and everything grown together - (ugh).

So far, I managed to cut everything down to just stumps. Now I want to remove all of the Natal Plum for good.

Many of the roots (1' deep and more) are an inch in diameter.


How much of the roots do I need to remove - so this nasty-pokie bush will not return?

p.s. Asparagus fern (a weed?) is riddled throughout, and I want to remove this too. (also pokie-small thorns)

(sorry to any Natal Plum fans)

I have searched forum questions and FAQ's....

Thanks in advance,

Donna in Southern California

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

You might post on the California Forum.

Best of luck!

    Bookmark   May 11, 2010 at 5:23PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
How to "clean" the soil in my garden?
Hi, last year we got a couple of new flowers and i...
renovate or decimate my garden
i am just awakened from a Lipitor coma and am energized...
foundation plantings
I'm aware that the practice of using foundation plantings...
LARGE overgrown garden... what and when and how?
I saw a few posts similar to mine... bought a house,...
Rehabbing an Old Azalea Garden
Back in the late 60's an azalea hedge was planted in...
Sponsored Products
Patillo Rug 10' x 14' - NAVY
$4,299.00 | Horchow
AF Lighting Candice Olson Lucy 7901-6H Pendant - 7901-6H
$438.00 | Hayneedle
King Floral Sham - FLORAL (KING)
$130.00 | Horchow
Face to Face Picture Frame
| Dot & Bo
EverRouge India 7-piece Cotton Duvet Cover Set
Handmade Alexa Prive Plum Floral Pattern Wool Rug (7'6 x 9'6)
Bowsers Diamond Series Leather-Like Dutchie Dog Bed - 9462
$89.99 | Hayneedle
Giddings Scroll Rug 6'7" x 9'6" - OLIVE
$269.00 | Horchow
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™