Mistletoe (Viscum album) is an evergreen plant that is smothered in white berries from winter to spring. It grows in the branches of trees, such as hawthorn, apple, poplar, lime and conifers.

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Mistletoe in flower

Quick facts

Common name: Mistletoe
Botanical name: Viscum album
Group: Parasitic evergreen shrub
Sowing time: March or April
Height and spread: Up to 1.1m (3½ft) height and spread
Aspect: Any
Hardiness: Fully hardy
Difficulty: Moderate

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