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
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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.
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.
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 - royal beauty (RHS)
Sorbus - aucuparia (mountain ash) (RHS)
Crataegus - laevigata (hawthorn Paul Scarlet) - (RHS)
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.