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even growth on double graft

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kumia1 starts with ...
I received a gift of a double graft lemon and lime tree about 2 months ago, which I planted in a large pot in a sunny sheltered spot. One of the branches has sprouted many new shoots and is growing well, while the other has not produced any new growth (the leaves are dark green and looks healthy enough). Is there any intervention I can make to help the 'dormant' branch grow?
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20th March 2016 5:02pm
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Julie says...
Are the two varieties labelled - do you know which is which? Having grown both, in my experience a lemon will grow larger than a lime, so maybe that is the one more dominant.
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kumia1 says...
Thanks for the reply Julie. Unfortunately they weren't labelled and I don't know enough to tell which is which. I've attached a photo in case an expert out there can tell :)
The branch that is growing vigorously happens to be grafted lower down on the root-stock. Could this allow it 'divert' nourishment away from the upper graft?
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Gabby Salts says...
I think your lemon is growing lime not yet, the photo shows how the lime leaf on the left has a bit of leaf type material sticking out on either side of the stem (winged petiole) and the lemon on the right does not, (the coulour difference is nitrogen deficiency in the lemon leaf, causing it to be yellow, fed it last week looking better already)

So perhaps it is as Julie suggests, but the graft for the lime does look to be on a smaller bit of stem, so it might be a bit of both.

Hope it works out, cheers, Gabby
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kumia1 says...
Thank you Gabby, that's helpful to know it's the lime that is slow. Guess we have to be patient and hopefully the lime will start growing in time.
Thanks again to you both.
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