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)




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!