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Paul writes,

How can I kill an oleander bush? Nothing I've tried has worked, short of digging one out.

I've tried many products, methods and concoctions to try and kill these bushes. Digging one up worked to get rid of it, but was a JOB! I have about a dozen to get rid of, what product can you recommend that will kill these bushes?


Your best bet in your situation is called Crossbow.  It is an herbicide that is labeled for what is called a cut stump treatment.  A cut stump treatment is where you hack or saw or cut the tree or bush off down at the stump level and immediately drench the roots and/or cut stumps with a concentrated dose of crossbow.  The important thing here is to immediately drench the cut stump after cutting, so you want to mix the product and have it ready to go immediately after cutting it. It may require 2 treatments. 

Answer last updated on: 07/24/2011

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