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Morus nigra

Common mulberry

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Features

  • Blooms & FruitsMarch & August
  • Height8m to 15m
  • Spread10m to 14m
  • Growth HabitUpright horizontal oval
  • Flower ColourYellowish
  • Leaf ColourMid green

Description

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.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Deciduous, Tree

Other common names

Black mulberry, Mulberry

Origin

W. Asia

Interest and use

Specimen and fruit

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Needs

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

Cultivation

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.

Propagation

You can propagate by softwood cuttings in the summer or by seed in the autumn.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Prone to canker, coral spot and mildew.

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