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By Ciccio

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If I dig out most of the roots from an oleander bush can I create a slow burning fire on the remaining roots (staying away from any smoke although there should be very little) and kill the plant completely?



Personally I wouldn't recommend it why not use a stump killer on the remaining roots?

22 Jan, 2017


Unless the roots are entwined around a vein of coal it will never get that deep. Moon growe has the most practical and successful answer.

23 Jan, 2017


I wouldn't recommend burning due to its high toxicity. The smoke from this bush is deadly. Mg has a good suggestion. You can pick up stump killer from the garden center at The Home Depot, Lowes or Ace Hardware.

23 Jan, 2017


And usually, once you get a foot or two deep, Oleanders won't re-sprout anyway. If you want to plant anything in the same spot, you will need to remove all of the dead roots in an area two feet deep, and four feet wide, or the fermenting dead wood will kill the roots of the new plant in the summer.

24 Jan, 2017

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