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New buds on lower trunk… without notching?

Hi there ? ,

Big fan here. I own 4 fiddles and has been a huge resource these part few years. And the fertilizer is a staple in our home.

Recently something strange and wonderful happened to one of our FLFT’s — it produced 2 new leaf buds on its lower trunk! The leaf buds are already opening up and have tiny new leaves inside. The tree has never been pruned or notched. I have owned the tree for 3 years now and it has probably doubled in size since we bought it.

I can’t find much information about this kind of new growth online. I thought you may be able to shine some light on why this might be happening. Have you seen this before? Can we look forward to future branches from this growth or is it too soon to tell?

Thank you for your time!


P.S. If you decide to share this in a post, please let me know. My husband is a commercial photographer and would be happy to retake these photos for your website.

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    Hi Shelby,
    Thank you for your message! We are so glad to hear that you have benefitted from our FLF resources and that you like our fertilizer. This type of growth is uncommon, but so great when it does happen. We would love to take you up on the offer of professional photos for our website. Please email [email protected] with your content. Thanks!
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    Hi Shelby!

    This is the coolest thing, thanks so much for sending. We'd love to do a blog post and feature your images if you're up for it!

    Can you tell us more about your care routine and the soil, fertilizer, sunlight, etc.

    Please email photos to [email protected]

    Thanks so much!

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    Hi there,

    I'm also noticing some new leaves on the trunk of my FLF. The tree is inside, over 7 feet tall. Slow growth over the past year that I've had the tree, however I noticed this week there are about 4 similar buds. Claire and Julia both mentioned this is cool and unusual growth. Any thoughts on if I should let them grow, remove them, or if they will eventually be branches? Also are the sprouting because my tree is in distress?



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