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Sunquat/Lemonquat Variegated New Branch

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Here is my sunquat/lemonquat that has recently added a new branch which is variegated.  It showed virtually no damage after our ultimate low of 20º F this past January.  I grew it from seed and the mother plant showed no variegation.  Is this common?  I have had other plants purchased as variegated plants (such as Chinese privet - Ligustrum sinense 'Variegata') which often has normal new growth as they tend to revert back but I've never seen the opposite before.

Jon

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Not common, but it does happen. You could take a few buds from that stick when it hardens off & graft them to make new variegated plants.

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On 5/20/2018, 4:24:16, Laaz said:

Not common, but it does happen. You could take a few buds from that stick when it hardens off & graft them to make new variegated plants.

Thanks Todd,

I hadn't thought about grafting it - that's an interesting idea!  I've never tried that before, but I guess I'll do some research on this.  Hope your citrus yields are good this year in spite of the damage.  I'm still going to have to wait another year or two before I'll get any fruit from any of my trees.

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