Lemon Trees
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Replanting small lemon plant

Zone South Wst Rocks NSW 2431 | Anonymous added on September 9, 2019 | Answered

I have pulled out a small lemon plant growing next to a fully grown lemon tree. I would like to replant it but it has two tap roots, and I am wondering whether I can shorten them before planting or whether that would damage the little plant. Thank you, Harold.

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GKH_Susan
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Answered on September 10, 2019

Lemon tree suckers are common and should be removed so as not to steal nutrition from the parent tree. If planning to replant a sucker, it most likely won't be the same as the parent if it is a grafted tree.

You can trim the root and it should enourage more roots to grow.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/lemons/suckers-on-lemon-trees.htm

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