invading plants?

Asked August 28, 2018, 11:57 AM EDT

Hi and thank you for taking my question. There is a plant in my garden that seems to be invading other plants. It seems to be sending roots underground to different areas of my garden and is not invading some boxwoods that I have. Any idea what this is and suggestions about what, if anything I should do about it. Thanks -Howard

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3 Responses

This appears to be some kind of suckering bush. To get rid of it, you could trim it back so that here are only a few leaves remaining, then coat these with a glyphosate, such as Round Up. The herbicide will travel to the roots to kill the entire plant. If the root system is extensive, you may need to do this more than once. Simply digging it out probably won't work if the roots break easily.

OK...thank you!