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Q.My Plum Tree Has 5 Or 6 Growths From The Ground

Zone Southern England . UK | Anonymous added on December 24, 2023 | Answered

Hi, my plum tree has sprouted many branches from below the ground and they are all very thorny and have never fruited. I do not know the problem. Will attach pictures.

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Answered on December 26, 2023

This is typical when suckers from below the graft on a tree are allowed to grow. If they didn't overtake the desirable part of the tree above the graft (you are getting fruit), cut these out from the base.

If this is all that is growing, the desirable, top part of the tree has died, and all that is left are the suckers from the rootstalk. If that is the case, it is time to replace the tree.


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