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    anyone know how to kill myrtle?

    our front yard is covered with years of growing myrtle that no one took care of. it is huge! i have been cutting a but of the vines down every day, but need to get it out so we can plant hostas or nothing by the big pine tree. any ideas on how to kill this off?

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    I thought you meant crepe myrtle. I don't even know what myrtle is!!!
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    I tried a google search to see what I could come up with and haven't found anything about killing it. I found this description and it does sound exactly like the situation you are in:

    Creeping myrtle, or periwinkle vinca vine (Vinca minor) is a perennial groundcover widely used as a grass substitute in lawn areas and effective in deer control (see picture above, on right). Grown in zones 4-8, creeping myrtle requires good drainage. This shade-loving, deer-resistant groundcover has traditionally been planted under large trees, where the homeowner's choice of lawn grass would quickly have given up, deprived of sufficient light. Creeping myrtle's vine grows only 3"-6" off the ground, but its trailing stems with evergreen leaves spread up to 18". The stems root at the nodes as they creep along the ground and spread rapidly to form an attractive groundcover. Attractive, but invasive; keep it in check, lest it spread where you don't want it to. Creeping myrtle puts out a bluish-lavender flower in spring and blooms intermittently throughout summer.


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    I've never heard it called myrtle either but it looks like the pest we call periwinkle. It's hard to get rid of it totally but if the ground is good and wet you can pull it up easily. The little nodules are right at the dirt and the roots are shallow. I've tried round-up on sprouts that come back up and sometimes it even survives that

    Good luck! I love hosta and think it would look great there!


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    Periwinkle? I thought periwinkle or vinca were beautiful spreading flowers!!! mabye it's a different type of periwinkel?
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    Have you tried Round Up on it? It may kill the top layer off and then you may have to reapply it to the underneath or pull the rest up by hand. I would try it. It should kill it off but you will still have to pull the dead stuff up by hand.


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    We have this in Oregon too. We curse it the whole time we're yanking it out of everything. Round-up does take care of it.


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    We had the same problem. It took me almost 4 Saturdays but I got rid of it. I just kept pulling it up and digging up the roots. It wasn't fun.

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    If it were mine,I would start nurturing it and act like I want to encourage it to grow.Then it would surely die off.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sherri
    If it were mine,I would start nurturing it and act like I want to encourage it to grow.Then it would surely die off.
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