Has this ever happened to you? Flowers on the trunk? Normal.Pics?

meyermike_1micha(5)February 16, 2011

I am not sure if this is suppose to happen, but this is a first for me.

I have flowers growing all over the trunk, not just on the stems or branches. Is this common for citrus and can I expect leaf growth from these same locations?

Should I trim the possible new growth from the trunk to keep it focussed on new growth on the top canopy?

Has this ever happened to you, flowers and buds straight from the trunk?

Thanks so much.:-)


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I have had this happen lots of times. its just that most of the time it does not start with flowers. It will eventually grow into a branch unless you cut it off. If it flowers and is pollinated it may slow down the growth of the branch but it will still grow into a branch. In short: If you don't want branches there then cut them off.

    Bookmark   February 16, 2011 at 10:14AM
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mksmth zone 6b Tulsa Oklahoma(6b)


you amaze me with all your flowering trees. Whats next, flowers on the roots. LOL

My key lime flowered right off the main branches but none on the main trunk. I thought it was unusual.

good news around here. My bigger trees got to go out of the greenhouse today. We are warming up into the 70's through the weekend with lows in the 50's. woo hoo!!


    Bookmark   February 16, 2011 at 12:42PM
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greenman28 NorCal 7b/8a

Mike, send some of your flowering mojo my way, would ya!

I can't seem to get a single flower, let along a flowering trunk! Haha!

Enjoying these nice warm slippers, by the way!


    Bookmark   February 16, 2011 at 9:05PM
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Andrew Scott

Hey Mike,
I have seen this before on my mom's Ponderosa lemon tree that I bought for her years ago. Even though she almost killed it by letting it drown, it is now finally recovering. I had to hack it and now it has TONS of new growth.

Your citrus are always so beautifull!! It's kind of funny to me to see that what you can do with your citrus is what I can do with my plumeria!! I have to say though that my replacement Oro Blanco is looking pretty nice for being indoors for the winter and my Keylime is growing uncontrollably. I just hope I can get some good blooms off of it!! I don't get it but hopefully this will be a better year for it. I only have one fruit one it right now and it doesn't seem to be growing any. I found that if I don't hand pollinate it, no fruits. This is my least favorite citrus. My poor meyer doesn't seem to like the HPS light but I hock it up to having to be so close to the light itself. I am going to have to figure something else out for it next year.


    Bookmark   February 16, 2011 at 11:30PM
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