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Turtlesmum
Jan 16, 2017 7:22 PM CST
Hello fellow gardeners!
A couple of years ago I bought a dwarf orange tree that was grafted onto a rose. Whilst we were moving, the plants got a little (actually a lot, sadly) neglected as we were away for a month. The dwarf orange part of the tree/bush died but the rose it was grafted onto is prolifically covered with leaves (and huge thorns). I'm wondering if these rose bushes that have had citrus grafted to them ever flower? I don't want to throw the plant out if it will eventually flower but if it won't then I don't want to keep such a thorny little plant in my garden.
I've tried Googling it but it just keeps throwing grafted roses at me so I'm hoping someone on here will have the answer!
I look forward to hearing from you!
Cheers and happy gardening to all 🌹🌺🌻🌼 😊🌼🌻🌺🌹
Name: Celia
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Zencat
Jan 16, 2017 7:36 PM CST
I've had a couple grafted roses die. The roots were fine, grew well and bloomed like crazy. Watch what happens in spring and report back.
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DaisyI
Jan 17, 2017 1:07 AM CST
I'm not sure how you could graft an orange to a rose. They aren't related.

Can you post a photo of the rose plant that's left?
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Name: Sue
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sooby
Jan 17, 2017 6:39 AM CST
I'm thinking maybe the rootstock is Poncirus trifoliata (aka bitter orange), does it look like these pictures?:

https://www.google.ca/search?q...

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