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Please identify these vines

Posted by pkgman New England (My Page) on
Fri, Sep 28, 07 at 16:51

My 6 foot high hedges have a vine that wraps itself around one branch until it gets to the top (sunlight) where it branches out and pulls the tops together. It grows faster than the hedges so you can see them sticking out on top. They eventually develope flowers that look like white morning glories. How can I eliminate them? I have been searching and trying to pull them out at the roots for years. On occasion I have carefully dug out the root only to find that it continues underground. I have photos if I can figure out how to post them.

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RE: Please identify these vines

It's the evil Bindweed. Sorry. Weed killer, but then the roots under ground are hard to eradicate. Arum

RE: Please identify these vines

Sounds like Calystegia sepium...affectionately known as "The Devils Intestines'...

You can see if any of the rough compilation of control strategies I linked to works for you...



Here is a link that might be useful: Calystegia sepium bindweed some eradication removal and control stategies

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