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Kojo no moi

my patio cherry has grown a rogue branch with much larger leaves. It looks healthy but should I remove this growth.


  • cmarkrcmarkr Posts: 142
    Yes, remove it, it's a sport or reversion and likely more vigorous than the kojo no mai, if left it will likely become dominant and may well take resources from the rest of the plant, potentially weakening it. It's the same approach you'd take if you had a green leaved branch grow on a variegated plant.
  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 53,974
    It certainly sounds like what @cmarkr describes, but a photo would help confirm it  :)
    It will need removed if it is.
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • polly_appolly_ap Posts: 59
    Thank you both. How do I add a photo. New to the sight.🙄
  • polly_appolly_ap Posts: 59

  • polly_appolly_ap Posts: 59
    Worked out how to add a photo.😀
  • bédébédé Posts: 2,978
    If the new growth is coming from below the graft, it will be the stock plant.  Cut it off close to the main trunk.
     location: Surrey Hills, England, ex-woodland acidic sand.
    "Have nothing in your garden that you don't know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful."
  • polly_appolly_ap Posts: 59
    Thank you everyone. The offending growth has now been removed.
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