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Asked by
Ollie Walton on
August 14, 2017
B79 0NN

Q. Transferring mistletoe

I have an apple tree which needs to be cut down but it has a lovely bunch of mistletoe growing on it, can I save to another tree and if so how and would a plum tree do the same or does it have to be apple.

Your help with this would be most welcomed.

Regards

Ollie Walton

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
August 15, 2017
A.

My research only found information on reseeding the plant.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/gardening/howtogrow/3345933/Mistletoe-How-to-grow.html

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Asked by
Daniel0430 on
November 30, 2017
Chattanooga, Tennessee, 37407

Q. Growing mistletoe

I know mistletoe can only be grown using trees because it is a parasite that lives off the nutrients of trees, but if I were to use a plant based food source such as maple syrup which is a natural sweetener made from tree sugars diluted to a 1/50 ratio to simulate a trees nutrients without a tree in pretty moss would it work or has it been tried yet?

Answered by
BushDoctor on
November 30, 2017
Certified Expert
A.

You can grow these indoors, but it would be best to use a branch from any of the tree hosts that it prefers. This article will give you more information on how to do this: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/mistletoe/how-to-grow-mistletoe-plants.htm

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Asked by
Ollie Walton on
September 1, 2019
B79 0NN

Q. I want to cut down an apple tree but it has a large bunch of mistletoe growing on it, how can I save it and put on another fruit

tree? Would it have to be an apple tree or would a plum tree be ok?

Answered by
BushDoctor on
September 3, 2019
Certified Expert
A.

It is important that, although they are interesting a largely not harmful, when a tree is not getting proper care or is lacking something, then the parasitic plant will steal nutrients from the tree.

In short, they will help facilitate the death of a tree in the right circumstances.

This article will help you to grow mistletoe, both indoors, and out: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/mistletoe/how-to-grow-mistletoe-plants.htm

This article will offer information on mistletoe and other parasitic plants: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/environmental/hemiparasitic-plants.htm

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