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Japanese Knotweed & Mystery Vine

Posted by bob64 6 (My Page) on
Wed, Oct 18, 06 at 19:27

I don't mean to seem ungrateful but I am wondering why properties down the street have japanese knotweed and ours (apparently) does not?

On another note, I noticed a smooth, thick, grey woody vine with almost no branches on the way up and small leaves, reaching straight up from the ground to the canopy of a large oak without touching the trunk. It is not grape, porcelain berry, bittersweet, virginia creeper or poison ivy. Sorry, no pics. Any thoughts on what this mystery vine could be. I am embarassed that I never noticed it in four years.


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RE: Japanese Knotweed & Mystery Vine

Could your mystery vine be either a trumpet creeper or an excaped wisteria? Both have smooth thick vines and only hold leaves high up in the tree. Are the flowers on the vine compound or not?


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RE: Japanese Knotweed & Mystery Vine

I think japanese knotweed prefers moist soil; maybe that's part of the answer. Maureen


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RE: Japanese Knotweed & Mystery Vine

There are some small vines nearby that look like trumpet creeper - maybe that's it. I had never seen trumpet creeper with a vine so thick around. The vine also looks a bit like some big wisterias I have seen in people's yards but I can't tell much about what is at the top because it is very high up in the canopy of the oak tree.


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RE: Japanese Knotweed & Mystery Vine

"I don't mean to seem ungrateful but I am wondering why properties down the street have japanese knotweed and ours (apparently) does not?"

Because God has smiled on you, that's why. Do you want the awful stuff?


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RE: Japanese Knotweed & Mystery Vine

I'll take all the smiling I can get.


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