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Question DetailsAsked on 7/2/2012

I have a plant that is climbing up the wall and is attaching itself to the wall. How can I remove it without damaging the wall?

This is in our entrance foyer. We had draped the vine over a picture on the wall and just noticed that the vine has taken root in the wall. Can you recommend how to remove it without damage to the wall?

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try to kill it from the very bottom, do not try to remove it from the wall, first kill it from the bottom therefore it will die soon.

Have you called a tree service comapny?


Answered 8 years ago by treeserviceatl


Plants that climb with tendrils can ruin the siding of a home, and even the roof. I had a clematis that went behind the siding and grew thicker, providing a path for water to enter. First kill it at ground level and when it is dead, remove the stems very carefully. If the stems have grown into the wall, you may have to inspect it underneath. Follow the stems as you cut each one out. If this has happened over a year, you are most likely not going to have problems. If it has grown for 4-5 years, you can expect

that you will have a repair. The surface of the wall will determine the amount of trouble. Take a piece of the plant and take a photo of the wall to nursery to determine more information. Good luck

Answered 8 years ago by gardengal7

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