Cast Iron Plants
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Getting rid of grossly overgrown cast iron plant at base of large oak.

Zone Galveston, TX 77551 | janeallensworth added on November 13, 2017 | Answered

Will applying an herbicide to cut stems of apidistra endanger oak tree?

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BushDoctor
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Answered on November 13, 2017

There are specific herbicides that will target broadleaves and leave your plants unharmed, but if you wanted to do this organically then you can pour boiling water ONLY on the plant, and right around its roots. This will kill it off.

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