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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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Banana Tree Sucker Has a Brown Blotch on New Growth

I recently separated this banana tree sucker into its own pot and it's been growing tall very fast. However, some of the growth is brown as shown. Does this indicate anything such as a lack of ...
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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 ...