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Questions About Candle Bush

Asked by
betty durham on
October 30, 2015
Natchitoches La.

Q. harvest seed from a candle bush

Can I harvest seed from a candle bush before the pods turn dark? A storm broke several branches from my candle bush and pods are still green. I live in Louisiana and haven’t grown a bush from seed yet. My bush did not come back on its own last year. I love that plant and do not want to lose it.

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
October 31, 2015
Certified Expert
A.

By all means harvest the seeds and allow them to dry in the pods.

They may not be as viable but still worth the chance.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/candlestick-bush/growing-candlestick-bushes.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
August 31, 2019

Q. Candlestick bushes everywhere

Last year, my sister planted a candlestick bush. While it was a beauty, this summer I’m having to deal with hundreds coming up in my non grass front yard! Any help ? Also, pursalane is trying to grow everywhere the candle bush isn’t!. I don’t favor insecticidials.

Answered by
GKH_Susan on
August 31, 2019
Certified Expert
A.

There are some non-herbicidal things you can do such as pour boiling water over them. That should kill them according to the article below.
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/watering/hot-water-on-plants.htm

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