Unusual growth on container citrus

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Feargal O\’Neill asked 13 years ago
I have an indoor dwarf orange tree; recently a shoot has grown from it which is not normal compared with the others, its leaves are much larger and it has long thin thorns. The leaves also have winged petioles like a grapefruit. What is the cause of this unusual growth and should it be removed?

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 3 years ago
This is a grafted plant and the rootstock has thrown a shoot of its own. This will be vigorous and will take over, and should be removed when spotted.