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Morus alba ‘Macrophylla’

For sale by Bluebell Nursery

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A rare tree with spectacular foliage, Morus alba 'Macrophylla' has huge, glossy, plane-like leaves up to 25 - 30 cm across when established. As a young plant the leaves are a little heart-shaped and lush, dark green.

The leaves, which are best sheltered from strong winds, last until late autumn, then fall quickly after a severe frost. The tree has no edible fruit to speak of.

Supplied Size: 3L containers (60 - 80 cm tall)

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Morus alba  ‘Macrophylla’ | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Morus alba  ‘Macrophylla’ | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Morus alba  ‘Macrophylla’ | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Pot SizeTotal Price
3 litres

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Grower Notes

Position: Full sun or partial shade.
Soil: Well drained, fertile soil.
Hardiness: Hardy.
Flowering Period: May.
Rate of Growth: Vigorous.
Habit: Morus alba 'Macrophylla' grows to be a small or medium branching tree.
Height: 15 m (50 ft)
Spread: 12 m (40 ft)

Notes: This plant is also sometimes known as Morus alba 'Plataneifolia'.

Plant Finder: about Morus alba ‘Macrophylla’

Common names

White Mullberry, Morus alba 'Plataneifolia'.


Morus alba ‘Macrophylla’ (White Mullberry). The main feature of this white mullberry is its large jagged, deeply divided and lobed, dark green leaves. It does not produce edible fruit and has inconspicuous, occasional, green flowers.


Shelter from strong wind. Prune in late autumn and winter to avoid sap bleeding.

Interest and use

Grown for foliage interest.

Italics = data drawn from parent genus or species

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Morus alba  ‘Macrophylla’ | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65 | Copyright Greenplantswap 2020
  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessHardy (min -10°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • Soil pH6.0 to 7.0
  • WaterMoist

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