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What can we use to kill holly sprouts that are all connected with runners and not harm the grass?
My new neighbor has removed all of the 26 year old holly bushes that were growing in her north and east beds. The bushes caused hundreds of holly shoots from the berries to grow in our St. Augustine lawns. What do we use to kill the holly sprouts that are all connected with runners? We are concerned about killing the grass and her live oak tree.
Cut Vine and Stump Killer will work to kill each individual sprout, but you'll need to cut each one and apply it to the cut stem. Hollies are notorious for sending up sprouts from their roots, many continuing this for several years after the parent plant is removed. Only manual labor, diligence and patience will work in this case.
Thanks for your inquiry.