I took a while and checked all possible online shops. But they aren't
selling poison ivy seeds. So could it be possible to send few grams by
mail, if possible please?
For personal email use: firstname.lastname@example.org
I would be happy and pay using paypal.
Ivy Fan / Finland
I want to use it preventing trespassing. I already have hawthorn
planted there. But if people just keep going trough it then there will
be hole and no can do. Ok, some nasty roses might do the job but I
guess poison ivy would be annoying enough.
Also Stinging Nette grows here naturally all around in large bushes
but it has the same problem as hawthorn. It's gone quite soon. And
even its nasty its not painful enough to prevent trespassing. People
easily learn to avoid it.
Poison ivy doesn't grow here naturally so people don't know to avoid
it. hawthorn spikes aren't enough small and sharp so if you wear jeans
so so and anything more than t-shirt it's easy to go trough and it
doesn't rip your clothes.
And yes, now you know the reason too. Poison Ivy doesn't grow here
eastern Finland, temperatures are quite similar to Anchorage / Alaska.
I don't see any reason why it wouldn't grow here if it's planted. So I
just need some seeds.
Transplanting should work very well. If I just would have a plant.
Sample of popular hawthorn fence (finnish text).
Very though and long spikes. Able to penetrate car tires easily. But
doesn't go trough clothing easily if you just have some kind of hole
Do you have Japanese Barberry bushes (Berberis thunbergii) there? They
are thorny and can be shaped and are quite nice looking, especially with
the red berries. It is used to keep all manner of animals out. I had
them along a property line some years ago and were trimmed to about 3'
tall and 2' wide. They formed a continuous barrier along the property line.
Ivy Fan, Since Poison Ivy is a non-native plant in Finland, I do not think
it would be a good idea to introduce what would be considered an 'exotic'
species, whether by seed, cutting or otherwise.
Poison ivy is plentiful here. Do you realize its effect is delayed and
varies from person to person. Some people are not bothered by poison ivy at
all. If it would grow in your climate most people would not recognize it.
When a rash appears the next day they probably would not realize what caused
it or where they came in contact with it. So it probably would be of little
help with trespassers and might limit your ability to use your own yard if
you react strongly to it.
Please find another alternative. Poison ivy is a very nasty plant. As
another poster stated, not everyone is effected and there is a delay so
it will not be effective in keeping people out.
When I moved into my current house, I had a 1/2 acre backyard covered
with poison ivy. It took me 3 years of constant cutting, pulling and
spraying to get it under control. I still spend several days each
summer looking for and spraying suckers rising from the ground.
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