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An extra stem growing direct from the roots, usually best removed from grafted plants.

Rose suckers
New stems growing directly from the root stock rather than the named variety grafted on the top that produces flowers. Left unchecked this growth has first call on the plants sap so can easily take over.

Suckers are stalks that emerge from below the bud union, where the rose bush was grafted onto the root stock. Suckers are growing from the root stock and will not bloom, like the top half of your rose bush.

A shoot from the root or lower part of a stem. In roses, a young cane emerging below the bud union and therefore representing the variety of the understock rather than the top variety. A shoot appearing on a tree limb is called a water sprout.

Seersucker sedge is an evergreen, spreading sedge with narrow brown-black flowers on 8-inch stems in spring. Its wide, puckered foliage is shiny and bright green, reaching over a foot long. This sedge is native to rich woods of the eastern U.S.

Controlling Sucker Sprouts From Roots and Stumps
After cutting down a tree, sucker sprouts may keep coming up from the roots and from the stump. How can these be controlled?

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Sucker: A shoot coming from the roots to produce a new plant, eg lilac. On a grafted plant, it refers to a shoot coming from below the graft and so will produce a plant from the original rootstock.

An offshoot that comes off the root of a plant.
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Sucker: An enthusiastic shoot that rises from the main branches or roots of a tree. Summer pruning reduces suckering, dormant pruning increases it.
Tap Root: The main root of a plant that heads straight down into the soil.

Sucker(s) - Shoot(s) that grows from the bud at the base of a tree from its roots. Also known as a basal shoot, root sprout or cane shoots.

SUCKER -- A shoot which arises from an underground shoot or root of a plant.
SYSTEMIC -- A pesticide which goes inside the plant and travels in the sap stream.
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Shoot arising from the trunk or rootstock.
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Sucker A vigorous shoot arising from a plant base or from below ground; also the adhering discs of a vine. A growth originating from the rootstock of a grafted plant ...

These include Aphids, Mealy Bug, Scale, White Fly and various Bugs.

Root Suckers: These are the plants that climb with no help from supports. They have adhesive roots that allow them to climb bricks or other vertical surfaces on their own. Ivy and trumpet vine are two examples of plants with root suckers.

Remove Suckers From Tomato Plants. Suckers are growth that occurs in the area where the branch meets the main stem. Pinching these results in stronger, bushier plants.

Remove suckers from apple and pear trees Because summer pruning doesn't encourage as much regrowth as winter pruning, you can take off suckers (vertical sprouts that shoot up from horizontal limbs) now.

Suckers often form below the union of a grafted tree. They are shoots originating from the rootstock rather than the grafted scion.

SUCKER: a shoot arising from the root or lower part of the stem of a plant.
SUN SCORCH: Spots on leaves that are caused by exposure to strong sunlight.
SUNKEN GARDEN: A landscape design where some of the area is at a lower point than the rest.

Sucker: New shoots or stems that come up from the rootstock below the surface of the soil.
Non-remontant: A plant that only produces one flush of blooms in the season.
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Suckers are the branches of a tomato that grow out of a leaf axil, where the leaf meets the stem. Rooting these suckers is a cheap and easy way to multiply your tomato crop and prolong your tomato harvest.

Suckers are shoots that grow from the rootstock. Their features usually differ in obvious ways from the rose variety; for example, they will have smaller leaves and more prickles.

A shoot or stem that originates underground from a plant's roots or trunk, or from a rootstock below the graft union. See reversion growth.

A sucker, by horticultural definition, is a shoot rising from underground which will develop into a new plant. Suckers are liable to appear on any subject which is grafted or budded so that one portion of the stock is...
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Prune suckers and water sprouts from all fruit trees.
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Fertilize the lawn this month. Use a complete lawn fertilizer with a 3-1-2 ratio of nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium.

Remove suckers-strong, fast developing shoots that grow straight up from roots or branches-from the main stem.
Remove flowers once they fade. Otherwise the total number of flowers produced will be significantly reduced.

If the sucker starts above the ground pull it down and off the plant. If they start below ground, ...

This is a suckering, erect, deciduous shrub or small tree with spines only on flower stalks. Grows to 8 feet tall and 10 feet wide. Dark green leaves are pinnate to 12 inches in length, with 9 to 13 ovate to oblong leaflets.

Prune off suckers and small branches, especially those that grow straight up from major branches. It is best to trim the tree so that major branches arch up away from the trunk. These branches will eventually droop downward somewhat.

Should the suckers, or side shoots, which emerge near the ground level on sweet corn be removed?
It is not necessary but modern cultivars of sweet corn have been developed to have a minimum number tillers.

Watch out for suckers (secondary stems growing from the leaf axils), which can result in irregularly shaped plants and reduced flowering. Remove suckers on rosette-type violets (although they're to be encouraged on trailing varieties).

Sucker A rapidly-growing, upright secondary vegetative shoot that develops from the root, crown, or stem of a plant. Grape.

sucker A sucker is the term given to a stem which arises from the underground part of the plant, but is not part of the main plant. In grafted plants, it is usually from the stock (eg. in roses, the bramble).

Remove Any Suckers
These are long, slender, flexible canes that originate from below the bud union. If you find a sucker pull it down and off the plant.

sucker - A growth originating from the rootstock of a grafted plant, rather than the desired part of the plant. Sucker growth should be removed, so it doesn't draw energy from the garden plant.

How do you replant the shoots/suckers to make new pineapple plants?

Prune to remove sucker shoots as they appear growing out of the ground around the base of the trunk. Prune to shorten shoot growth each year on an annual basis for the first three years to increase the amount of new shoots growing from the branches.

Mowing stimulates suckers and encourages more branching, according to the UC Integrated Pest Management Program's Pest Notes on blackberries. "If you cut it down, it just comes back with a vengeance," DiTomaso says.

Leaving one or two suckers on the mother plant will often produce a secondary fruit that is known as a ratoon fruit. Occasionally a third fruit can even be produced. Secondary fruits take about a year to grow.
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Water sprouts and suckers should be removed at the proper pruning time for each plant (see below). These grow straight up very rapidly. Water sprouts grow from branches. Suckers grow from roots. They often grow taller than the tree in a season.

Don't get suckered. Remove suckers when staking tomatoes. Suckers dilute the flow of energy (more fruit to grow and mature), so removing them will give you fewer but earlier fruits.

Neighbors may offer you cuttings from grapevines, runners ('daughter plants') from strawberry patches or suckers or divisions from established bramble plants.

The purpose of these suckers was immediately clear: to race into the openings where the canopy branches had been removed and plug gaps.

Prune stems (after fruiting) down to ground level and let one sucker grow in its place. Cut other suckers back to just above ground level.
Propagate from suckers.

One draw back to this tree which has become evident, is it's potential to develop suckers (new shoots from the root system).

If the old fruiting-plant offers only small bottom suckers, or fails to furnish any, good suckers may be thus brought out: having waited till the fruit is cut, take the old plant in its pot out of the bark-bed; strip off the underleaves near the root, ...

It secures itself with suckered tendrils that cling to almost any surface and is grown for its intense autumn colour, its rapid growth and ability to hide structures.

So you will need suckers to plant and this can be borrowed from a banana plantation. They are readily available and take them from the vigorous banana plants.

or suckers at the base of a mature plant, or by plant divisionPropagating houseplants using plant division works well with plants that form clumps or rosettes as they mature.

Because of suckers, they are often shrubby. Remove suckers for a tree shape. Most can be raised from seed. Propogate striped-leafed kinds by grafting or budding onto thick pieces of root from green-leafed types.

Once you have large, established forms, annual pruning is not needed; however, thinning or removal of suckers is common. If you allow the suckers to grow at the base, you will lose the tree form.

Syringa vulgaris 'Katherine Havemeyer' is a leggy, suckering, deciduous shrub, somewhat irregular in form. The leaves on Katherine Havemeyer Lilac are green, ovate to cordate (heart-shape and up to 5 inches long.

The removing of leaves, the suckering of water shoots, the twining of shoots and the thinning out of bunches (if you want larger berries) is not often done by home grape growers.

Established plants are prolific propagaters, producing suckers in the second and following years. They can also be grown from cuttings.

adventitious bud A bud in an unusual place on a plant, often on an internode. This may be the result of an injury. Suckers and water sprouts usually grow from adventitious buds.

As the bud grows, it will need to be staked and tied at regular intervals to prevent breakage. Remove all other buds and suckers from the rootstock as they appear.

A good rule of thumb is to do it when the forsythia is in bloom. The first task is to eliminate suckers that have started below the soil. Most roses today are grafted onto rootstock that won't look anything like the rose you want.

If you don't plan to overwinter fish in an aquarium, bait shop minnows provide inexpensive insect control. Various shiner and fathead or crappie minnows work well. Sucker minnows are not recommended.

Major pruning should be done during early spring after extremely cold weather has past but before foliage has appeared. However, when branches become diseased, damaged or shoot off a sucker branch, they should be removed immediately.

See also: See also: Plant, Flower, Soil, Grow, Spring

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