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Euphorbia amygdaloides var. robbiae

WildlifeloverWildlifelover Posts: 380
edited April 2022 in Plants
I dug up some Euphorbia amygdaloides recently as they were swamping other plants. The roots seemed to cover a fair distance - can they regrow from the roots as I don’t want it coming back!

I pulled up all the young new growth that I could see so I’m hoping I’ve seen the back of it.

Thanks.

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  • PlantmindedPlantminded Posts: 3,491
    As long as you've removed all the top growth and most of the larger roots you should be fine - I'm not aware of them regrowing aggressively from small root sections like couch grass does.  I'd use a garden fork over the area you have cleared just to break any remaining roots and then remove them with a rake. (Bear in mind that there may be some seeds in the ground from last year's flowers so small seedlings may appear but these are easily removed by hand.)
    Wirral. Sandy, free draining soil.


  • Great, many thanks. Yeah, I’ve got as much out as I possibly could without affecting other plants. Pulling out seedlings I can deal with so I’ll look forward to adding some new plants now!
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