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Plant Identification: Thorns on lemon tree

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zoneimpaired
Toronto, ON
(Zone 6b)

October 6, 2012
5:56 PM

Post #9297797

Can someone in the know tell me if a citrus tree responds to a severe pruning by producing more / larger thorns? I have a grafted Lisbon lemon that I have grown in a pot for 15 years. This spring I gave it an especially hard pruning and now there are many more nasty thorns than in the past. It would seem like a natural reaction of a plant to increased grazing or pruning.
Robb
sube1984
Bishop, CA
(Zone 7a)

October 6, 2012
6:48 PM

Post #9297868

Did you prune it below the graft point? or is it thick with suckers? Can you post photos?
Vestia
San Francisco, CA

October 6, 2012
9:19 PM

Post #9298020

yes, you are observing a normal phenomenon.
zoneimpaired
Toronto, ON
(Zone 6b)

October 9, 2012
5:53 PM

Post #9301007

Here are a couple of pictures of the lemon tree. As you can see the thorns are well above the graft.
Robb

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