Small plants arising from the base of a larger plant.
Shoots growing from the roots or below the graft union.
Side shoots that grow after the flowering head of a tobacco plant has been removed. Because suckers rely on the main plant for water and minerals, their growth can lower the quality of the main leaves. Suckers are removed when the quality of the plant justifies the labor and expense needed for their removal. They can be removed by hand or with the use of chemicals.
A shoot arising from the underground part of the plant.
On woody plants, new stems that emerge from the roots. These can occur next to existing stems or many feet distant, depending on the species and how far the roots spread.
Useless shoots from the stock on which a tree or rose is budded. Common on both plum and lilac Stolon A creeping stem growing horizontally on the surface. Sward nother name for Turf
sprouts that grow on or at the base of a tree from its roots
a shoot originating from the roots or lower part of the stem of a plant and usually developing rapidly.
Shoots growing from below the surface of the ground.
One of methods some trees use to reproduce is to sprout from old root systems. If the parent tree should weaken or die, these dormant buds will often grow into suckers. This is typical of aspens. If suckers grow from stumps or around the bottom of the trunk, they are called stump sprouts. This is common with species such as oak and birch. [To return to previous page, click your browser's BACK button then scroll through the page to your last location