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Morus nigra

For sale by Bluebell Nursery

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Morus nigra is a small tree with many delicious, dark-red fruit in mid to late summer and a striking, gnarled habit once mature.

The fruit are juicy, with a good flavour, and can be used to make all sorts of tasty desserts, although they are generally best used as soon as ripe as they don't store well.

Morus nigra is a productive ornamental tree with a good architectural habit!

Supplied Size: 3L containers (80 - 100 cm tall)

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Morus nigra | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Morus nigra | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Pot SizeTotal Price
3 litres

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Grower Notes

Position: Full sun or light, dappled shade.
Soil: Well drained, fertile soil.
Hardiness: Hardy.
Flowering Period: May - June.
Flower Colour: Pale greenish-white
Rate of Growth: Slow to moderate.
Habit: Morus nigra is effectively a large shrub in the short term (under 10 years) but eventually grows into a small, interestingly gnarled tree.
Height: up to 10 m (32 ft)
Spread: 10 m (32 ft)

Notes: Morus nigra 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 nigra

Common names

Common mulberry, Black mulberry, Mulberry


Morus nigra (Common mulberry). This small to medium sized tree develops a wonderful gnarly trunk and will produce dark red berries in late summer/early autumn that can be eaten fresh or used in pies or for jams. Beware the fruit on clothes as it stains easily.


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

Interest and use

Specimen and fruit

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  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessHalf hardy (min 0°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Medium, Low salinity
  • Soil pH5.0 to 8.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

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Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
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