The pretty flowers of wisteria belie its aggressive nature. WALTER REEVES

Wisteria takes persistence to control

If you have nearby too many small shoots to chop them all, spray them with glyphosate (Roundup, etc) or triclopyr (Brush-b-Gon, etc) herbicides. Canvass the area two months later and remove or spray any greenery you find. You’ll probably have new wisteria sprouts next spring and summer that you’ll have to hit once again.

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