Close up of water wisteria in a group.

Control Water Wisteria

Many people ask how to get rid of water wisteria. The following options can be considered for how to control water wisteria.


Manual/Mechanical Control:

If you are considering how to remove water wisteria, physically raking this plant, making sure to get every last bit of the plant out, can be an effective method of control. However, physical control can be difficult. Water wisteria can re-grow from any fragments or roots remaining in the water.


Herbicide Control:

There is an option for how to kill water wisteria that offers some control.

  1. Semera or Flumigard + surfactant (for ponds or lakes) – granules that are dissolved and mixed or liquids that are mixed and diluted with water and sprayed over the plants (early morning is best), fast acting.


Treatment Tips:

When treating water wisteria,

  • Treat when the plants are established and actively growing.
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