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Commonly known as: Black mulberry, Common mulberry.
rounded tree with fruits which turn red and then dark purple in late summer when ripe
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- Good to know - best species for edible fruit. Pleasant, slightly acidic flavour. Imported into Britain in the 17th. century as the wrong plant for the raising of silkworms.
- Pests & Diseases - canker, coral spot, bacterial blight, powdery mildew.
- Place of Origin - uncertain, probably southwestern Asia.
- Hardy - very cold winter - Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe. Plant can possibly withstand temperatures down to -20°C (-4°F)
- Height - 12m (40ft)
- Spread - 15m (50ft)
- Deciduous - ovate to heart-shaped, often doubly-toothed, leaves to 15cm (6in) long rough-textured above.
- Fruit - Plants which produce an edible or ornamental fruit
- Tree - rounded tree. Produces fruit to 2.5cm (1in) long.
- Zero Rated Item - No VAT on this plant
- Full Sun
- Fertile moist well-drained soil
- Rounded to broadly spreading
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