Meyer lemon tree - Knowledgebase Question

Elk Grove, CA (Zone 8A)
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Question by jenniferum
September 6, 2005
I have a Meyer lemon tree about 6 mos old and there are little sprouts coming out near the base of the tree. Should I trim them off?

Answer from NGA
September 6, 2005
It isn't unusual for citrus trees to produce suckers (non-productive shoots) at the base or from the roots. Cut these away as soon as you notice them so they won't sap the strength from your tree.

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