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Mistletoe for Andrew

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By Siris


Mistletoe for Andrew (Viscum album (Mistletoe))

Mistletoe on a Council's tree (think Ash) just along the road, with berries.



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It will be a few years before mine reaches that size

26 Nov, 2015

 

Think you are right Andrew, it is huge, must be over 30 years old, so a while to go, but it might bend your branch. There is a 'clump' at head height, but I think people harvest it at Xmas.
Also I think they prefer to parasitise the same host species.

27 Nov, 2015

amy
Amy
 

I set 4 pieces several years ago they have grown huge this last year but still no sign of berries ...

27 Nov, 2015

 

Amy, on what sort of host tree? Apple ?

27 Nov, 2015

 

Amy - you need a male and a female to get any berries

27 Nov, 2015

 

Yes, I have two growing too. Do you remember introducing me to growing mistletoe Amy? We 'planted' 6 berries and two are growing, both on apple trees. The bull finches nipped them off one year but as Amy reassured me, as they had rooted (so to speak) they would return and they have - protected now with netting. Lets hope one of mine is male and one female then Andrew.

27 Nov, 2015

amy
Amy
 

Yes Sue I have set 4 two on Bramley apple trees and two on an orange pippin apple , Andrew I've no idea what mine are male or female I picked the berries up in a church yard on a visit to Constable country in Suffolk , I had a chat with Bob Flowerdew about them he tells me you need approx 5 plants to be sure of some berries in which case I may never have any I did have a couple on a Russet apple tree but my son and OH broke the branch off while taking down an old oak tree and yes they did get into trouble !! .. I remember Dawn i'm glad they survived I hope you have better luck than me so far I must take a photo of mine you can clearly see them since the leaves have fallen from the apple trees..

27 Nov, 2015

 

There are some beautiful examples about this year......

27 Nov, 2015

 

My plants are still tiny Amy but at least they are growing.

28 Nov, 2015

amy
Amy
 

Fingers crossed Dawn if the roots are well in they should get going ..x

29 Nov, 2015

 

Thanks Amy, lets hope

29 Nov, 2015

 

Think I will just look at the council's plant, not parasitise my apple trees.

4 Dec, 2015



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