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is this mistletoe that has suddenly appeared on an apple tree in kent? it is not actually a tree as such..they have been trained along a wire system...similiar as along a wall ?! no other growth is showing. the leaves are
quite thick and hard




Yes, that's mistletoe. It just appeared, lucky you. Others try for years to grow it, with no success.

30 Mar, 2013


I agree, that is mistletoe. you lucky person. I have been trying to grow it for years ..... no success.

30 Mar, 2013


I had no idea it grew as far north as that - Only seen it before in the south west. I'll say it as well - lucky you!

30 Mar, 2013


Steragram is right, Mistletoe is rare out of the SE of England, so you are lucky. Apple is the preferred tree for it to grow. I have put some seed into a cut in some Birch trees in my garden (from Christmas Mistletoe from Tesco). Not had any luck yet!

30 Mar, 2013


Whilst 'thefence' may live in Cumbria, the question does say that the tree is in Kent ;-)))

31 Mar, 2013



31 Mar, 2013


many thanks for all the replies..have never seen it up close like is in my son's garden nr maidstone
when i lived down south!! i saw it by the ton in bushey park..long before the parakeets !!

31 Mar, 2013


Oh dear Bulbaholic. Time I learned to read...

1 Apr, 2013

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