Product Q&A

« See More Q&A's

Eileen from Andersonville, Tn writes

Will Ortho GroundClear Vegetation Killer Concentrate kill invasive Japanese Barberry?

Also need a product which kills Chinese Privet.


Unfortunately, we do not carry any products labeled to treat Japanese Barberry.  However, after doing some research on a couple university websites, we have found 2 active ingredients that have been known to kill Japanese Barberry. Cutting the stump and applying products with the active ingredients Glyphosate or Triclopyr has been shown to have great results for killing Japanese Barberry.  The Ortho GroundClear Vegetation Killer Concentrate contains a small amount of glyphosate, but it may not be enough to prevent regrowth on tough plants.

Ferti-Lome Brush Killer and Stump Killer has the active ingredient triclopyr which can be used as a stump killer.  The product needs to be applied directly to the fresh cut stump in order for it to be effective. The only product we currently have labeled for privet is PastureGuard HL, but this product is not labeled for use in residential areas.

Answer last updated on: 03/31/2021

Was this answer helpful to you? Yes No

2 of 3 people found this answer helpful.