eradicate invasive, domestic Morning Glory plants

Asked July 8, 2014, 2:39 PM EDT

How to eradicate invasive, domestic Morning Glory plants

The plants are encroaching from a neighboring yard. To date, I’ve tried digging, cutting, Round Up, boiling water, and a solution of salt and vinegar, but the plants still thrive.

The Morning Glory destroyed 80-year old camellia and rhododendron plants, and there is no end in sight. Can you suggest a method of permanently eradicating this unwanted interloper? I hope my neighbor loses his hair.

Sacramento County California

1 Response

Unfortunately, we do not have anyone staffing Ask an Expert from your location. However, we do know the Sacramento Master Gardener office takes calls concering your specific request for information. I suggest you contact them to reach a Master Gardener that knows your plant materials and site conditions best. They can be reach at:

UC Cooperative Extension
Sacramento County
Master Gardeners
4145 Branch Center Road
Sacramento, CA 95827