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Pitomba Eugenia SP runners?
« on: June 18, 2022, 07:32:11 PM »
Hi, Iím new to the Eugenia. I got a nice 5í Pitomba Eugenia SP and it has two 4-5Ē runner. Is that normal and will this two individual plant flowers next year?

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Re: Pitomba Eugenia SP runners?
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2022, 03:33:30 PM »
I have a 7'-8' pitomba and have never noticed runners
How far away from the main trunk is the runner?

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Re: Pitomba Eugenia SP runners?
« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2022, 05:16:16 PM »
The closest one was only 3in, the 2nd one was about 5in away.

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Re: Pitomba Eugenia SP runners?
« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2022, 05:56:31 PM »
Those are probably suckers coming from the main tree. Itís best to remove them as they draw energy away.

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Re: Pitomba Eugenia SP runners?
« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2022, 03:20:23 PM »
Post a photo, I am curious to see that. I have not seen root suckers from pitomba but do see them periodically from involcrata, uniflora, and especially from calycina.

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Re: Pitomba Eugenia SP runners?
« Reply #5 on: June 21, 2022, 01:28:59 AM »
My grumichama was over 12 years old when the February '21 Snow Pocalyse killed every fruit tree in my front yard.  This March I noticed small shoots cropping up in my front lawn, some about 20 ft. from where the grumi was. I dug out about a dozen, runners attached and left 1 to grow in the front.

I potted all of them up, now have about 8 that are surviving so far.  That tree was not strong enough to survive, but wanted its offspring to make it 1.5 years later.

Nature is amazing!

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