Drooping Mistletoe

Amyema pendula

Family: Loranthaceae
Genus: Amyema (a-my-EM-a) (Info)
Species: pendula (PEND-yoo-luh) (Info)


Vines and Climbers

Parasites and Hemiparasites

Foliage Color:

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Bloom Characteristics:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

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6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)


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Sun Exposure:

Light Shade


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Bloom Time:

Mid Summer



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Gardeners' Notes:


On Jul 9, 2003, stevenova from Newcastle
United Kingdom (Zone 8a) wrote:

Some of the most spectacular examples of the genus Aveyema that I saw were on the approach road to Canberra from Sydney. Just past Lake George you approach a long ridge of hills to the north of the capital with large handsome Eucalyptus trees growing on them. Virtually every one had huge drapes of a species similar to this with orange flowers. They hung down several metres in some cases and all were in full flower (November). Quite a sight!


On Jul 8, 2003, kennedyh from Churchill, Victoria
Australia (Zone 10a) wrote:

This is one of the numerous Australian mistletoes and is a very common species in our area. It grows as a parasite, mainly on Eucalyptus and Acacia trees, but it has also established itself on several introduces trees including Hawthorn and various fruit trees.
They are impossible to grow by choice, but within 5 years of our establishing a garden, a mistletoe plant established itself in a Black Wattle (Acacia mearnsii) that we had planted. We now have mistletoe in several trees andf shrubs around the garden. Local people see it as a pest that will kill its host, but that rarely happens, and then only because there are a large number of mistletoe plants in a single host tree. The flowers are attractive, and they are also favoured by the birds. Honeyeaters can often be seen feeding at... read more