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When I looked up the pictures it looks like Chinese privet. It is new to this area, but what I have just read about it it looks like it is going to be a bigger pain in the rear than MF roses. It looks like a 5% mixture of glyphosphate is the best way to kill it? Anyone got a better mixture?
Privet has sweet smelling blossoms in the spring and then develops small purple berries. Triclopyr is way better than glyphosate for privet. Remedy and Garlon4 contain triclopyr. Mix 1 quart per 25 gallons of water and put the same amount of MSO (methylated seed oil) in the tank as you do Remedy/Garlon4. I use Garlon 4 because it's $20/gallon less than Remedy and it's the same formulation.hillbilly beef man wrote: ↑Sat Jul 13, 2019 12:12 pmWhen I looked up the pictures it looks like Chinese privet. It is new to this area, but what I have just read about it it looks like it is going to be a bigger pain in the rear than MF roses. It looks like a 5% mixture of glyphosphate is the best way to kill it? Anyone got a better mixture?
Privet has thin bark and a basal stem treatment with Remedy or Garlon4 is very effective. The trouble is most of it is hard to get in close enough proximity to the main stem to treat it. If you don't have much privet, you might want to do a basal stem treatment. If so, just mix equal parts Remedy/Garlon4 with MSO or diesel in a squirt bottle and spray all the way around the main stem a foot or two (before it starts branching out) off the ground. If spot spaying the whole plant with a triclopyr solution (1 quart Garlon4 + 1 quart MSO in 25 gallons of water), wet as much of the foliage as you can and come back in two months and spray any greenery that's still on the bush. Eradication is your goal, unchecked privet will colonize large areas, render them unusable, and serve as a support system for various vines including but not limited to muscadine, smilax, Virginia creeper, trumpet vine, pepper vine, Japanese honeysuckle, and Japanese climbing fern. After the vines turn it into an unsightly mass of vegetation 15 feet tall, with total blackout shade underneath, and into which you cannot see six inches, hornets will build nests in it which you cannot see and will not know are there until you defoliate the privet.