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    03 / 08 / 2015

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    Harrison Rogers


This plant has totally taken over my back yard. It grows into a 4 or 5 foot bush. What is it and how do I get rid of it?


  • Jim Unregistered says:

    I agree with Sally. As you’re in Atlanta, visit Fernbank Forest in Decatur to see how it can take over a forest understory. (At least it had years ago.)

    October 10th, 2016 at 11:52am

  • sally padelford Unregistered says:

    Mahonia is very invasive, will spread through woodlands shading out desirable plants. Cut at base & spray stub with straight Roundup. If you must have them, top it out, let it bloom, enjoy seeing purple fruit unti1 they mature, then cut and bag fruit and dispose in garbage. Slows the spreading.

    October 10th, 2016 at 10:53am

  • Bobby Master Identifier says:

    Looks like Grape Mahonia. It is considered an ornamental and should behave very well in shaded areas. Unwanted seedlings can be hand pulled easily. As I recall an established shrub can be removed with a shovel if it is unwanted.

    October 9th, 2016 at 9:20pm

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