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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
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
Fertile moist well-drained soil
Rounded to broadly spreading
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Fertilisers & Feeds - Vitax
Q4 Pelleted Fertiliser
A useful fertiliser suitable for use on a wide variety of plants. Q4 provides all the nutrients and trace elements essential for vigorous growth, abundant flowering and ripening of fruit.
3 options from £6.00
Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Rootgrow mycorrhizal fungi
Recommended by the RHS. Contains Rootgrow™ mycorrhizal fungi. Suitable for all trees and shrubs (except rhododendrons, azaleas, heathers, cranberries and blueberries)
2 options from £6.00
Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
All-purpose Seaweed Stimulant
All-purpose organic concentrated seaweed feed that is a ready to use, derived from sustainable harvested kelp, that can be used on all outdoor and indoor plants, except acid loving plants. Perfect used in conjunction with Rootgrow™.
Vermin & Pest Control
Essential small tree protection from vermin and strimming. This pack includes 5 x 90cm canes and 5 x 90cm spiral guards. Includes instructions.