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Re: Re: Wisteria help.


As far as getting rid of it, I would cut it down at ground level and  
paint the stump with with a herbicide formulated for woodies, then  
keep an eye out for sprouts and treat with herbicide as they appear.  
You may have to keep vigilant for a couple of years.

Cathy, west central IL, z5b

On Mar 16, 2006, at 5:34 AM, TeichFlora@aol.com wrote:

> That's what we were told some years ago, so since then we have  
> waited to
> prune, and sometimes not pruned at all.  Nothing worked.  Every  
> year  it already
> had foliage all over it and new shoots going everywhere.  This   
> year I haven't
> cut the old wood at all, just the new vines that are growing up   
> every tree
> already.  Surely it should bloom well before it does all that,   
> since I would
> think all it's energy is going into new vine production.   This is  
> what it does
> every year......that's why someone said too much  nitrogen...it  
> hasn't gotten
> any nitrogen in years now.  Still behaves the  same.  Even did the  
> root
> prune.  Nothing helps.  I think,  FINALLY, I will take Kitty's lead  
> and take it
> out.  We have so many vines  that I'd love to try, so this one is  
> going to have
> to go.  If we do want to  get rid of it, any tips on doing so???   
> I've never
> gotten rid of a good  plant....they are usually dead or close to  
> it.  Or we move
> it.  I want  to do it right so I don't end up with this vine coming  
> up all
> over.  Only  vine I've ever tried to get rid of was a trumpet, and  
> that is a
> nightmare.....it  comes up everywhere when cutting the roots!!!
>
> Noreen
> zone 9
> Texas Gulf Coast
>
> In a message dated 3/15/2006 11:02:25 PM Central Standard Time,
> gardenchat-owner@hort.net writes:
>
> Are you  sure you are not cutting off the blooms to be
> when you doing all this  trimming?
>
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