Tree Timeline

 

Year 1 - Trees are bought in as half standards (around 5/6ft tall) on semi-                           dwarfing rootstocks and planted in 35L grow bags with a                                           compost/manure mix 

            - Mistletoe seeds are placed on the trees to begin the germination                              process

 

Year 2 - Trees grow onwards and are pruned to keep shape.

             - Mistletoe seeds germinating successfully will start producing shoots                      and potentially small leaves depending on speed of growth

 

               Mistletoe Trees ready to sell now

 

Year 3 - Mistletoe growth will continue, leaves approximately 3-5cm, plant tree                as soon as possible to let it establish

 

Year 4 - Mistletoe growth will speed up, forking develops  and bunching occurs.

 

Year 5 - Mistletoe (female) will likely start producing berries, growth                                    continuing at a fast enough pace to allow spriggs to be removed                              annually.

 

N.B all of these are general timings, some trees and some mistletoe plants will differ. 

 

My Trees

 

I have a range of trees currently growing, most of them are ornamental crab apples that provide a range of colours and sizes of tree to suit you garden.

 

Currently growing:

 

Click ‘RHS’ for a link to the Royal Horticultural Society's advice and information about these varieties!

 

Malus (crab apple) - golden hornet (RHS)


Malus - red sentinel (RHS)


Malus - profusion (RHS)


Malus - sylvestris (RHS


Malus - maypole (RHS and here for more on the ‘Maypole’)

 

Malus - royal beauty (RHS)

 

Sorbus - aucuparia (mountain ash) (RHS)

 

Crataegus - laevigata (hawthorn Paul Scarlet) - (RHS)

 

Size:

 

The majority of my trees are 4 - 6 feet (1.2 - 1.8m) in height. I have kept some shorter so please enquire about this when ordering. 

 

Mature heights will vary. On these rootstocks trees will approximately be from 2 - 4m in height and spread about 1 - 3m (variety specific). Trees may be pruned and kept to height as necessary. 

 

 

Any questions?

Image Timeline

What does Mistletoe look like as it grows?

Mistletoe berries
Mistletoe seed year 1
Mistletoe shoot and leaves year 2
Mistletoe year 3
Mistletoe after 5 years - ready for picking!