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Q.Recovering Lime Tree Now Has Multiple Trunks. Should We Keep Them All?

Zone 70115 | LBROSS added on April 11, 2020 | Answered

A couple of years ago, we planted a young lime tree in our garden that gave us quite a few limes. We live in New Orleans, and the next winter we had a very unusual and unexpected temperature drop. The lime tree did not make it. However, several small trunks began to grow from the stump. We now have multiple trunks, see picture. Two or three come up from the ground, and the rest seem to be coming from the trunk. My question is, do we keep all of these trunks? We are total beginners, so any and all advice is welcome.

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Answered on April 12, 2020

Most citrus are grafted onto a different rootstock. What is growing now it likely not even a lime. Usually the grafted rootstock is called Flying Dragon, and is an orange type.

Should you choose to keep the suckers, be expecting them to fruit with something completely different than you planted.


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