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Morus alba ‘Macrophylla’

White Mullberry

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Features

  • BloomsMay
  • Height6m to 15m
  • Spread12m
  • Speed of GrowthFast
  • Growth HabitOpen branched
  • Flower ColourGreen
  • Leaf ColourDark green

Description

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.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Deciduous, Tree

Other common names

Morus alba 'Plataneifolia'.

Origin

Africa, Asia, N & S America

Interest and use

Grown for foliage interest.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessHardy (min -10°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • Soil pH6.0 to 7.0
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

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

Propagation

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

Pests, diseases or disorders

Leaf spot, canker, coral spot and powdery mildews.

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