Porcelin berry vines elimination

Asked November 2, 2018, 4:13 PM EDT

What is the best way to get rid of these vines in my garden? I've used Roundup, digging up by hand and pulling off bushes and trees. Is Maryland doing anything to eliminate this pest?

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1 Response

For removal of porcelain berry, hand pulling and digging (before berry production) can control small infestations. You can also use herbicides: glyphosate or triclopyr. The seeds of porcelain berry remain viable in the soil for several years so it can take persistence over several years to get an infestation under control. The berries are spread by birds and other wildlife.
The Maryland Department of Agriculture does have an active weed management program for certain types of invasive weeds, but we do not see porcelain berry among them. Residents have to remove porcelain berry on their own property.

Here is additional information on control options: https://www.invasive.org/weedcd/pdfs/wgw/porcelainberry.pdf