Invasive Vine ID #2

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by Above Par Lawns, Aug 14, 2013.

  1. Above Par Lawns

    Above Par Lawns LawnSite Senior Member
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    This invasive vine swallows a flower bed area at a clients house of mine. It seems every 2-3 weeks they call me and want me to come pull more weeds. Their backyard is downhill from a overgrown wooden area. The beds are about 160 sq ft long and I fill up 2 large trash bags each time I go weed for them. It's all mainly this weed. They are hard to pull out of the ground and have a very thick root.

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  2. Above Par Lawns

    Above Par Lawns LawnSite Senior Member
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    Is it possible these are sucker type growths coming up from the root systems of the nearby trees?

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  3. Above Par Lawns

    Above Par Lawns LawnSite Senior Member
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    This is the area being over taken.

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  4. Above Par Lawns

    Above Par Lawns LawnSite Senior Member
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    Sorry, not sure why that's upside down!
     
  5. larryinalabama

    larryinalabama LawnSite Fanatic
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  6. Above Par Lawns

    Above Par Lawns LawnSite Senior Member
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    Thanks Larry, I'm pretty sure it's not Trumpet Vine though. Any other suggestions?
     
  7. larryinalabama

    larryinalabama LawnSite Fanatic
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  8. agrostis

    agrostis LawnSite Silver Member
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    That's trumpet vine.
     
  9. Above Par Lawns

    Above Par Lawns LawnSite Senior Member
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    Hmm, well maybe you guys are right then. This location is only partial sun so maybe that explains why there are no flowers?
     
  10. agrostis

    agrostis LawnSite Silver Member
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    I've only seen flower's on trumpet vine's that were massive. Those thing's are super hard to kill, spraying the leave's with roundup won't do it, you have to cut the vine close to the ground and treat the cut with roundup concentrate immediately.
     

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