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How to Remove Natal Plum?

Posted by donnainencinitas Southern Calif (My Page) on
Wed, Apr 28, 10 at 16:58

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

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RE: How to Remove Natal Plum?

You might post on the California Forum.

Best of luck!

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