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MORUS alba

Commonly known as Silkworm mulberry, White mulberry

Sweet, whitish fruits changing to reddish pink
Further Reading....
  • Deciduous
    Ovate to heart-shaped, sometimes lobed, glossy bright-green leaves to 20cm (8in) long, turning yellow in autumn.
  • Height
    10m (33ft)
  • Spread
    10m (33ft)
  • Fruit
    Plants which produce an edible or ornamental fruit
  • Tree
    Spreading tree. Fruit to 2.5cm (1in) long.
  • Zero Rated Item
    No VAT on this plant
  • Hardy - very cold winter
    Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe. Plant can possibly withstand temperatures down to -20°C (-4°F)
  • Full sun

MORUS alba

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  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Fruit taste described as rather insipid.
    Medicinal properties
    Pests & Diseases
    Canker, coral spot, bacterial blight, powdery mildew.
    Place of origin
    Resistant to honey fungus
    These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf margin
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    (see photos above)
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 1
    Suitable for: Deciduous and evergreen trees, and some deciduous shrubs.
    Pruning: Minimal pruning required. Prune wayward or crossing branches to maintain a healthy framework.
    When: When dormant in the late winter/early spring. Some in the summer/autumn to prevent bleeding of sap.

    RHS group 1
    In late autumn or early winter to avoid bleeding
  • Seasonal Interest
  • Soil Conditions
    Alkaline / Chalk loving
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
  • Tree Shape
    Rounded to broadly spreading
10m (33ft)
tree - guide for size not form Average Person
  10m (33ft)

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