Lime Trees

Mini Lime Tree Has Thorns

Anonymous added on September 17, 2015 | Answered

I have a mini lime tree in a pot so I can bring it indoors during winter. Are lime trees supposed to have thorns? I heard it could be a sucker plant attached to it. It grows from the same trunk and I already cut one off. The leaves look the same as the one other branch but it grows much faster and has, like I said, small thorns protruding from the base of of its leaves. Should I cut it off again or am I killing the poor thing? Please help!

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Answered on September 18, 2015

Unbeknownst to many, all citrus produce thorns, so this is normal.

If it is a sucker branch, this would typically grow from around the base of the tree. This article will help you with that should thi be the cae:

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