asmileisthenewak47 wrote:I suppose that it could be trellised into a bush, though that may require more work than I would like for the use I would give a bush...
Jennifer Hall wrote:
well, that's not bad, but really I am looking for something that grows 10-15 feet high rampantly and can be cut back
but that is a plant I would like to use
Jennifer Hall wrote:
10 foot and invasive...my fave biologist says second only to kudzu... and my critters will eat it to the ground.
how are they supposed to know you are mixing kudzu in your pastures?
I live in mid ohio,
make a plant illegal? Humbug!
it seems to me people in new york keep a lot more pine trees than they do domestic livestock
kudzu can be established in upstate new york
it's a bit tender the first couple years, because the top of the root gets killed every winter and a bad winter kills it down farther, but once it is three years old and has a 5 foot root it's there for quite a while from then on
they are a bit slow to establish in the north but they do get going, one patch i know of routinely climbs and encrusts a telephone pole each year, the telephone company actually gave up, this is in NY!
they just clear it off after it dies, there is a whole mess of it and no practical way to kill it, since most people out there don't let them spray
paul wheaton wrote:
Wow! How cold does it get there?
If kudzu isn't bashful of the cold, then why is it still just in the south and it hasn't wandered up to canada?
Van der Maesen (1985) considered China, Indo-China, Japan, Malaysia, Oceania, and the Indian subcontinent the native range of the genus Pueraria. Despite repeated introductions, P. montana var. lobata was not known to have established in Africa. This variety was successfully introduced to South America and Switzerland, as well as Queensland and New South Wales, Australia. Only in the southeastern United States is kudzu considered a serious pest.
Kudzu rarely occurs in the northeastern United States (Frankel, 1989), but is occasionally found from Connecticut to Illinois. In Illinois, more than 90 infestations have been documented (Wiedenmann, 2001). Kudzu is distributed south as far as Florida, and as far west as eastern Oklahoma and Texas. The most severe infestations occur in the piedmont regions of Mississippi, Alabama, and Georgia.
i couldn't get my free ranging goats to eat it