Plum Trees


Anonymous added on February 25, 2014 | Answered

I have let the suckers go for 2 years on one of my plum trees. The sucker is around 2 inches thick. The actual tree is half that size. Should I take the sucker down or is it too late in the game for that?

Share this Question:
Log in or sign up to help answer this question.
Check here if you would like to receive notifications every time this question is answered.
You are subscribed to receive notifications whenever this question is answered.
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on February 25, 2014

If this is a plum tree that you get fruit from, I would certainly take the sucker down as it is drawing energy from the parent tree, which will affect its fruit production. If it is a decorative plum, you can remove it if you would like, but it is up to you. The sucker will still be sapping energy from the parent tree, which can slow its growth, but it should not cause harm beyond that. If you remove the sucker, be sure to use sharp, clean pruners so as to reduce the chances of disease getting in the wound.

Was this answer useful?
Looking for more?
Here are more questions about Plum Trees

You must be logged into your account to answer a question.

If you don't have an account sign up for an account now.