permanent removal of wild clematis

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Eileen Keohane asked 13 years ago

Wild Clematis or :old man,s beard: rampant for say 8 years growing through and over shruberry at entrance of our road .Not the responsibility of local Council.How to kill permanently please.Suggestion re easy maintenance shrubs for that position,to create a hedge and prevent youths from hanging out there. 8 ft x 6 approx

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 4 years ago
Old man’s beard can be killed by cutting the stems just above ground level and painting the cut surface with Roundup. Note that it can come back and may need re-treatment. Also it may re-establish from seedlings.

For protective shrubs, use pyracantha, berberis and hawthorn, not double furze as it can be set alight.