Killing yucca's?

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by D Felix, Mar 20, 2005.

  1. D Felix

    D Felix LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,898

    Short of many, many applications of glyphosate at high concentrations, has anyone found a good method of killing yucca's?

    I'm wondering about digging around the plant, cutting the taproot 4-6" down and then applying Tordon to the top of the remainder of the taproot.... Think it would work?

    Any suggestions? This isn't something that I need to do tomorrow, but something that occasionally comes up.

  2. Coffeecraver

    Coffeecraver LawnSite Senior Member
    from VA.
    Messages: 793

    GARLON will kill it

    It's Registered use
  3. YardPro

    YardPro LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,570

    i hate those darn things.

    there really is no "tap root"
    just lots of tubers.

    methyl bromide is another way to nuke them.
  4. geoscaper

    geoscaper LawnSite Member
    Messages: 107

    There damn near impossible to get rid of. Honest to god I have a customer that had one planted on the corner of his lot as a property marker in 1906. It's still going strong today.
  5. SWD

    SWD LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 988

    I use glyosphate to kill yuccas and cacti without a problem.
    Take a sharp pointer, I use a 1/4" piece of rebar with a T handle welded on, about 4' long, poke a few holes in the plant, then spray into the holes.
    Any kind of oil based adjuvant to increase translocation will speed uptake and kill.

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