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Morus alba ‘Pendula’

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A choice small, weeping tree, Morus alba 'Pendula' has masses of delicious small fruit which turn dark-red when ripe and bright green leaves which turn butter yellow in autumn before falling.

As the end height of this Morus is easy to dictate (see Notes below), this tree is suitable for growing in gardens of all sizes.

Supplied Size: 10L containers (approx 125 cm tall, grafted standards with a young, weeping head of branches)

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Morus alba ‘Pendula’ | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Morus alba ‘Pendula’ | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Morus alba ‘Pendula’ | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Pot SizeTotal Price
10 litres
£65.00

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Grower Notes

Position: Full sun or partial shade.
Soil: Well drained, fertile soil.
Hardiness: Hardy.
Flowering Period: May.
Flower Colour: Pale green
Rate of Growth: Slow to moderate.
Habit: Morus alba 'Pendula' grows to be a small, stiffly weeping tree.
Height: 2 - 5 m (6 - 16 ft). 2 m if grown without training. Up to 5 m if trained up a tall support.
Spread: 2 - 2.5 m (6 - 8 ft).

Notes: The photos above show a plant in our gardens which we have trained up a series of large bamboo canes to a height of 400 cm. Once at this height, the canes were removed and this has created a marvellous 'fountain' effect as the branches weep down.

Morus alba 'Pendula' is best grow surrounded by mown or short grass, which cushions the fall of the fruit and also makes them easy to spot when harvesting. This plant is self-fertile.

Plant Finder: about Morus alba ‘Pendula’

Common names

White mulberry, Mulberry, Pendulous white mulberry

Description

Morus alba ‘Pendula’ (White mulberry). Glossy, lobed, dark green leaves which become yellow in the autumn are borne. In summer, edible, oval, pink, red or purple fruits appear.

Cultivation

They will grow in a wide range of conditions, but do best in fertile, well-drained soil with a sunny, sheltered position.

Interest and use

Shade, ornamental

Italics = data drawn from parent genus or species

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  • LightFull sun, Part shade or Shade
  • HardinessHalf hardy (min 0°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Medium, Low salinity
  • Soil pH5.5 to 7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist or Dry

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