View Full Version : Help with bottlebrush and Oleander removal?

09-06-2004, 06:38 PM
I'm going to be revegetating my in-law's hillside in Palos Verdes this winter to coastal sage scrub. Right now I'm clearing the area of weeds and a number of non-native shrubs, including Oleander and bottlebrush. What are the most effective ways of killing these shrub species? When I cut them to the ground, they sprout back up in no time. Is herbicide the way to go, or will I have issues with chemicals once I begin planting the natives?


09-08-2004, 03:04 PM
Most shrubs will not resprout if you paint the stems with Round-up concentrate diluted by one-half immediately after cutting them.