Need to kill viney weed, not host.

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by whitenack, Jul 30, 2006.

  1. whitenack

    whitenack LawnSite Member
    Messages: 78

    I have a terribly invasive, viney weed (Hedge bindweed (Calystegia sepium)?)that is crawling up and choking my 10 foot holly, and my young barberry and boxwoods.

    Every week or so, I have to go in and pull out as much as I can, but it keeps coming. The one in the holly is the worst, the main vine is as big as 1/16 of an inch.

    Is there anything I can spray to kill the vine but not the holly, barberry and boxwoods?
  2. upidstay

    upidstay LawnSite Bronze Member
    from CT
    Messages: 1,584

    There is no spray you can apply that won't affect the holly. Try and get the base of the vine and rip that out. If that doesn't work, cut it at the base and then brush undiluted Round Up Concentrate on the stub with a paint brush. Or you can paint the leaves with a brush and round up (mix the concentrate with water as recomended or use a premix)

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