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ID Please - to confirm PlantNet ID

We have found several 'shrub'-like stems/leaves and are convinced we have never spotted them in the garden before. They are coming from thick roots which are an orange/red colour. I checked it via PlantNet which suggests it is Prunus Domestica L.
We have a peach, mature apples, comice pear (grown from seed) and comice pears on a rootstock, quince and medlar. 
Any thoughts, please?


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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 83,882
    edited May 2022
    There’s something in my head which keeps saying English Elm suckers when I see the photo … but it’s a good while since I’ve seen one 😢 

    Edited to add … think I’m wrong about elm as the leaves in the photo are opposite rather than alternate. 

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  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,158
    look like Plum suckers to me

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • ShepherdsBarnShepherdsBarn Posts: 401
    Is it possible that the peach has a plum rootstock? Sorry if this is a silly question as I know nothing about rootstocks. 😊 The 'suckers', if that is what they are, seem to be in the area of the peach tree.

  • punkdocpunkdoc Posts: 13,711
    Not silly at all.

    Peach trees are often grown on a Plum rootstock.
    How can you lie there and think of England
    When you don't even know who's in the team

    S.Yorkshire/Derbyshire border
  • ShepherdsBarnShepherdsBarn Posts: 401
    Mmm thank you - I'd best get rid of it then?
    Thanks for your thoughts everyone. 😊
  • Pete.8Pete.8 Posts: 10,286
    If you can, try and pull it away in the opposite direction to that which the root is growing (so toward the tree) so it comes away from the root completely.
    If you snip it off you'll probably get more coming up from the same place.
    Lots of trees produce suckers
    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • ShepherdsBarnShepherdsBarn Posts: 401
    Thank you! 😀
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