General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Partial Shade to Full Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 7a -17.8 °C (0 °F) to -15 °C (5 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Leaves: Evergreen
Fruit: Showy
Edible to birds
Other: White berry containing numerous seeds.
Flowers: Inconspicuous
Flower Color: Green
Other: Greenish-yellow
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Toxicity: Other: All parts of the plant are toxic, especially the berries.

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Common names
  • Mistletoe
  • Oak Mistletoe
  • Pacific Mistletoe
Botanical names
  • Accepted: Phoradendron leucarpum subsp. leucarpum
  • Synonym: Phoradendron serotinum

Comments:
  • Posted by wildflowers (North East Texas - Zone 7b) on Dec 19, 2011 8:56 AM concerning plant:
    Phoradendron serotinum occurs from eastern Texas to New Jersey, south to Florida. The plant is an evergreen dioecious parasite of woody angiosperms that draws minerals and water, and some of its energy needs, from the host tree using a haustorium which grows into the stems of the host.. More precisely, it is classified as a hemi-parasite because it actually manufactures most of its own food, but steals all other essential resources from the tree.
  • Posted by robertduval14 (Milford, New Hampshire - Zone 5b) on Apr 16, 2013 7:16 PM concerning plant:
    Oklahoma's official state floral emblem.
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