Hitman - Guide to What It Kills

Hitman® deals specifically to broadleafed weeds.

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Hitman® is great for weeds coming through cobblestones or paving. You must ensure a good coverage of all the foliage to get best results. If new shoots happen to come through they may need to hit it a second time. Application is best at the hottest time of the day to accelerate dehydration of the weeds.

  • Agapanthus – No
  • Bamboo – No
  • Barley Grass – No as this is like a wheat
  • Blackberry/Blueberry - No. They can be prickly vines and a major weed on pastures. Hitman doesn't do those huge perennial weeds
  • Broom – No
  • Buttercup/creeping buttercup - Repeat sprays will do quite a bit of damage to this plant.
  • Clover Weed - Yes - It'll burn off but, it won't kill it permanently. This is a serious weed.
  • Convolvulus - No. It’s another tough perennial vine. Leaves may burn off but it has great strength and resources - and will grow back.
  • Cooch - Couch is too vigorous a grass to simply control by burning off with Hitman. Even with systemic products like Roundup it’s very hard work, requiring many applications to get on top of it!
  • Dock – a perennial weed. Hitman will have a reasonable effect on dock as long as it receives two or three repeat sprays. It's a matter of exhausting the regeneration process as they can refurbish their leaves only a limited number of times.
  • Ginger plant – will knock it back but it’s unlikely to affect the bulbous root.
  • Gorse – Not unless it’s at its very young stage.
  • Hydrocotyl - Yes.
  • Ivy - No. No miracle cure spray that would knock it in one go. The best thing to do is cut it off just above ground level and smear the stumps (both the ones in the ground and the ones towards the air!) with "woody weed killer" or "ban vine"; which are both available from plant stores. You may need to do that a few times to get a reasonable amount of control.
  • Jasmine – No. It is a tough beast that simply replaces the burned foliage with new shoots and leaves. Another problem with those long, tough vines is that you often can't spray it all as a lot of the leaves are totally hidden deep inside the thicket.
  • Kikuya – yes. It will burn it off where you want it to stop but it will come back, so you will need persistent spraying. Use Hitman as a boundary spray.
  • Ladder Fern – It burns the foliage but the bulbs will sprout. Needs persistent sprays.
  • Liverwort – excellent on this.
  • Onion weed – No. Will burn it but there will be regrowth. Difficult weed to control!
  • Oxalis - Yes - It'll burn off but, it won't kill it permanently. This is a serious weed.
  • Paspallum – yes.
  • Penny Royal - No
  • Ragwort – another perennial weed. Hitman will have a reasonable effect on ragwort as long as it receives two or three repeat sprays. It's a matter of exhausting the regeneration process as they can refurbish their leaves only a limited number of times.
  • Wandering Willy/Dew – No. It’s a soft-leaved, dark green creeper that lives in dark, damp places and it would be difficult to capture all the leaves.