Category Archives: Invasive Plants

Revitalizing the Pollinator Garden at the Buddie Ford Nature Center

Arlington Regional Master Naturalists joined Extension Master Gardeners and community volunteers on July 17th in an ongoing effort to revitalize the pollinator garden next to the Jerome “Buddie” Ford Nature Center in Alexandria. Continue reading

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Invasive Plant Factsheet: Japanese Pachysandra (Pachysandra terminalis)

2020 Invasive Plant Factsheet: Japanese Pachysandra (Pachysandra terminalis)
Although Japanese pachysandra is widely available at conventional garden centers, it is not a good choice for woodland gardens or stream banks as it can easily escape cultivation. I
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Invasive Plant Factsheet: Wintercreeper (Euonymus fortunei)

2020 Invasive Plant Factsheet: Wintercreeper (Euonymus fortunei)
This invasive ground cover is still commercially available. Now forests are being degraded by its rapid spread as it smothers wildflowers and overtops trees. Continue reading

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Invasive Plant Factsheet: : Bamboo (Bambusa, Phyllostachys, and Pseudosasa spp.)

2020 Invasive Plant Factsheet: Bamboo (Bambusa, Phyllostachys, and Pseudosasa spp)
Bamboo sprouts can grow 30 inches a day, roots can travel 20 feet away from the parent plant, and infestations can spread nearly 10 miles. Continue reading

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