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Q.Indoor Orange / Grapfriut Tree. Growing Diferent Leaves On New Limbs. 5 Years Old

Zone la grande Oregon 97850 | jimholloway added on May 6, 2024 | Answered

Received this little tree as a miniature orange tree it has grown what I believe are wild grapefruit for the last 5 years. now 2 new limbs grew out of the trunk down low and and, group of three leaves are very different from the original citrus leaves its always had, and no it’s not a weed it in coming out of the trunk. do I need to remove the new growth .

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Answered on May 6, 2024

That is what is known as the trifoliate orange. It is a very unpalatable and fast growing specimen that is used for a root stock. This is used to speed up the growth of the grafted top. Leaving this will sap nutrients and likely kill your intended specimen. This is usually caused by quite a bit of stress the the tree. The best course of action is to keep cutting them off in hopes that they will stop popping up. Once the tree recovers from any stress, these should stop.



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