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Sucker branches - to trim or not to trim - that is the question? (photos attached)

I have some sucker branches and they look kind of OK in my book, I like nature. BUT I've recently learned that suckers branches reduce the amount of nutrients that go to the main parts. Attaching two ...
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What should I do next after removing three

My yard has severe root sucker problem, it's like the picture on 30% of my yard. so I decided to take the tree down (stump not removed yet), but after that, I don't know what should I do next to get ...
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What to do with climbing rose suckers in Spring?

I planted several climbing roses last year and put a bit too much compost on top. Now I think there are a bunch of suckers coming out and I can barely tell which one is the main "body" of ...
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Rose plant original

Rose plant original stem or plant sucker stem, can I remove or keep it like same?
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Rose sucker? What to do?

This is growing from soil below but it has some stems with three leaves and some with 7 leaves. From what I know this is an alpine rose plant. The last image is the main main stem. In the image below, ...
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Big root sucker on productive orange tree

This orange tree produces wonderful oranges in large quantity. I just noticed that its double-trunk structure is due to a sucker that was allowed to grow and nearly take over. The two trunks form a ...
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Why are some of my tomato plants suckering from flowering / fruiting branches?

I am currently main stemming my tomato plants due to limited space in my garden. From what I have read about main stemming tomato plants, you simply pluck the suckers from the plant. Every article, ...
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Fruit trees unproductive, shooting off lots of suckers/offsprings

So I have this huge garden at the edge of a forest, on a hilly landscape, left over from my grandparents. It's been unmaintained for 5-10 years now. There used to some great grafted fruit trees with ...
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Citrus tree only growing watersprouts

I have a 6 year old citrus tree of the Washington Navel Variety. A couple of weeks ago the weather warmed up so it did that burst of new growth, but upon inspection, they all seem to be watersprouts. ...
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Regrowing a ficus from suckers

I've got a ficus which dried out this summer. The roots seem to be alive and well - multiple suckers are growing without issues. This photo was taken a week ago and the suckers continue to grow. I ...
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Will Bradford pear suckers produce flowers?

A 21 year old Bradford pear split and was cut back to ground level. After a couple of years there are at least 20 suckers that are 4 foot high making a thick hedge. Will they keep getting taller or ...
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Lime tree after drought developing suckers

I have a Tahiti lime tree which has suffered from drought whilst I was away in September. The leaves had all turned yellow on my return. 😱 The plant has a sentimental value so I tried to revive it ...
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Is this a sucker? Can they grow above the graft line?

I have a citrus tree of the Washington Navel variety, which is around 4 years old (and has been here for 2 of those). Naturally this means it's a scion grafted onto rootstock of which I don't know the ...
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Is this a sucker on Red English rose

I have a Red English rose potted on my terrace. I am noticing a sideshoot coming just below the bud union. I am attaching a photo of the plant. Please note that this new shoot is just slightly below ...
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How to deal with a blueberry bush putting off unusually large-leaved branches

I have an issue with my 2nd year blueberry bush. I purchased this "Blue Jay" (I think) variety of blueberry bush two years ago and it has fruited satisfactorily both years. However, it's now sending ...
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How do I prevent suckers from coming up every few weeks on a developed tree?

W few years ago we decided to clean out the rocks under a huge basswood tree, and ever since then it was sending up many suckers from the base of the tree. How do I prevent this from happening?
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How do I prevent basal shoots from bay laurel (Laurus nobilis)?

I had a hedge of bay trees (Laurus nobilis). I cut it out, as it was puffing out too much and I decided to keep only a single plant (see picture to get the idea). My point is that very often a lot of ...
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Practical identification of suckers on a cumquat tree

I have a small cumquat tree, and sometimes it grows new, low branches, which I suspect are suckers. But how can I be sure, how can I decide whether to prune them or not? Here is a picture of the ...
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How do I control suckers on pear trees?

I have several ornamental pear trees of which one keeps producing suckers. I have tried cutting them off as low down as possible and have even resorted to weedkiller but they just seem to keep coming ...
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How do I get rid of root suckers in my yard from my neighbor's big tree?

My neighbor has a tall very leafy tree. The leaves are kind of heart-shaped, or larger at the top than at the bottom. They are arranged on the stem. I am finding little mini trees growing all over ...
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Should blueberry suckers be removed?

I have a potted Sunshine Blueberry plant. I noticed suckers started appearing a few inches from the main trunk. Should I leave those suckers there or cut them off? I have read that suckers on big ...
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