PlantFiles: Common Periwinkle, Creeping Myrtle, Flower-of-Death
Have it and can't get rid of it! My mother thought that since the flowers were so pretty, we should plant it in the front flowerbeds...huge mistake! It choked out a young hibiscus tree and my five-year-old winter daphne..
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vinca - vigorous vines often overgrow and gradually kill nearby trees and shrubs. above ground as you
Pests of Landscape Trees and Shrubs: An Integrated Pest Management
it is not as bad as ivy for climbing and smothering full grown trees, but in the right conditions it will smother shrubs and young trees. Note its other nickname "flower of death."